Protecting Our Future: Addressing School Security Challenges in America

July 9, 2018 11:00 AM | Agile Strategy Lab, Room L70, of the Central King Building, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 100 Summit Street, Newark, New Jersey

This hearing will provide Members of the Subcommittee with an opportunity to hear from federal, state, and local witnesses on current and proposed efforts to enhance school security.

Opening Statements

Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), Subcommittee Chairman
Opening Statement

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Panel I

Mr. Jason Botel
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education
Witness Statement

Mr. Alan Hanson
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Witness Statement

Mr. Robert Kolasky
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Infrastructure Protection
National Protection and Programs Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement

Panel II

Mr. Jared Maples
Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
State of New Jersey
Witness Statement

Mr. Ben Castillo
Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning
Department of Education, State of New Jersey
Witness Statement

Ms. Jeanne Hengemuhle
Commanding Officer
Division of Human Resources Section
New Jersey State Police
Witness Statement

Mr. Timothy Gerity
New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers
Witness Statement

Mr. Michael Reilly
Community Education Council 31
Staten Island, New York
Witness Statement