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The presentations provided frontline staff, department heads, and faculty with hands-on training that is current and relevant.


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Safety expert trains CMU faculty, staff and community

As part of the university’s continued efforts to be prepared, trained and educated with respect to potential emergency situations on campus, John Nicoletti, PhD, presented three 90-minute training sessions on March 14.

The presentations provided frontline staff, department heads, and faculty with hands-on training that is current and relevant. Two sessions presented to faculty and staff reinforced similar trainings conducted on the CMU campus by Nicoletti over the past two years. A third training was offered to interested community members.

With the help of theatre arts faculty and students, this year’s trainings included interactive role-playing exercises. During these mock scenarios, staff and faculty were challenged to employ the skills learned to address potential emergency and threatening situations.

Nicoletti is a is a clinical/police psychologist who specializes in identifying, assessing and defusing attack-related behaviors and violence in various workplaces and schools. He consults nationally to various state and federal law enforcement agencies, airlines, financial institutions, private corporations and school districts. He was on-scene at the April 20, 1999 Columbine school shooting and also responded to the Platte Canyon High School shooting in September 2006, and was part of a debriefing team after the Virginia Tech tragedy. Nicoletti serves on the Colorado Governor’s Task Force on Expert Emergency Response and is a former Chair of the Police Psychologist Section for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

CMU staff and faculty who were unable to attend the training sessions can access a video of one of the sessions at http://youtu.be/C2X10bhTQLo. •

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