Jason Stoddard is the Director of School Safety and Security for the Charles County Public Schools (MD). He is responsible for sustaining a safe learning and work environment for over 27,000 student and nearly 4,000 staff members. Since coming to the public schools in July of 2018, he has created the Office of School Safety and Security, been awarded over 1.6 million dollars in grant money, implemented major evolutions such as revolving backgrounds for all employees, options based active shooter response, the “I love u guys” Foundation Standard Response Protocols, a state of art radio communication system, and implemented a model family reunification process. Prior to joining the school’s, he retired as a Lieutenant with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Maryland. Originally from a small town in Iowa, Mr. Stoddard came to the Washington DC area while serving as a Security Police Officer in the United States Air Force. After completing his service obligation, he embarked on a career in civilian law enforcement. During his twentyplus years with the Sheriff’s Office, he has served as a patrol officer, community policing officer, school resource officer, counter-terrorism officer, and crime prevention officer. His executive command assignments include tours within the Patrol Division, and the Special Operations Section (which included overseeing the SWAT team, K-9, Marine, Traffic, Civil Disturbance, and Automated Enforcement Units). His final assignment was as the Commanderthe Homeland Security and Intelligence Section where he created and builta real time crime center, the first in Southern Maryland. Mr. Stoddardserves as the Chief of the Charles County All Hazard Incident Management Team, and a board member for the Charles County Black Officer’s Association. He has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is halfway through a second Master’s degree in Public Administration. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University, School of Police Staff and Command, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. Mr. Stoddard also serves as an adjunct professor at three colleges (University of Baltimore, University of Maryland, University College, and the College of Southern Maryland), teaches executive level leadership for the Maryland Police Training Commission, has authored several articles for magazines on topics ranging from school safety to organizational leadership, serves as a consultant for the Department of Justice and National Institutes of Justice, and has often traveled the country teaching active assailant response, and 21st century criminal justice leadership.
Communication During a Crisis. Using ICS to help you communicate when you need it most.Critical event define organizations. Learn how the effective use of the incident command system can help you better communicate both internally and externally during crisis.
- Participants will walk away with a framework to will help them better communicate both internally and externally during critical events.
- Introducing the Incident Command System (ICS)
- Defining crisis communication How to develop a crisis communication plan.
- Learn lessons and techniques for using the incident command system for crisis communication internally and externally.
- Participants will understand the importance of response structure.
- Participants will understand how to effectively prepare to interact with the media.
- Participants will understand how to lead during a crisis from the appropriate altitude.