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Two Nationally Recognized Law Enforcement Officers to Speak at the 12th Annual Arkansas Safe Schools Conference

Lieutenant Brian Murphy is a nationally recognized recipient of numerous honors for his role as the first responder to the Sikh Temple mass shooting of 2012. In addition, alert action by UC Berkeley police officer Ally Jacobs played a key role in the arrest of kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido and the return of Jaycee Lee Dugard. Both officers will share their story with more than 250 Arkansas school personnel, administrators, and schools resource officers who are coming together to explore school safety issues and share ideas and resources that can be utilized to strengthen schools and communities throughout the State.

The 12th Annual Arkansas Safe Schools Conference will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 18 and will continue through Wednesday, July 20, at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. A variety of emerging issues will be explored including ISIS recruitment of teens, suicide prevention, internet/social media safety, addiction and drugs, human trafficking and exploitation of minors, and much more.

LIEUTENANT BRIAN MURPHY IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK MONDAY, JULY 18, AT 9:15 A.M. 

ALLY JACOBS IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK TUESDAY, JULY 19, AT 8:30 A.M.

The conference is being sponsored by the Criminal Justice Institute, the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas Department of Human Services, and the Arkansas Safe Schools Association.

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For more information, contact:
Beth Green, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas System
Office: (501) 570-8045