News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 295-1164

Wilmington University Presents Domestic Threat Considerations Conference

May 15 seminar for local educators, businesses and security agencies to feature FBI profilers and counter terrorism experts.

The College of Technology and the College of Social and Behavioral Science of Wilmington University will host leaders in security and information technology from the FBI, InfraGard and the Delaware Department of Homeland Security at a day-long conference from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in the Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium of Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.

Entitled "Threat Considerations in Today's Climate," this intensive program will be taught by subject matter experts from the FBI’s profiler, counter improvised explosive device (IED) and counter terrorism programs along with educators from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. It will address the warning signs and pre-indicators that may be observed in a potentially active shooter like those seen in recent news and found anywhere today from shopping malls to schools and universities. 

Registration is $25.00, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is advised. 

Attendees are required to provide their agency/organization identification during on-site registration/check-in and must provide a work email address during on-line registration.

Presentations will concentrate on the pre-behavioral indicators of active shooters, precursor chemicals of IED’s, active shooter/domestic terrorist case studies and high risk behaviors of special needs children. Others will focus on helping those in public settings from academia to retail outlets to be better prepared in the event of an attack or threats of terrorism in addition to identity theft and global security breaches.

This training is recommended for school administrators and guidance counselors, campus police and public safety officers, school resource officers, and those in faith-based organizations. The program is also recommended for retail, commercial and government entities who operate in risk, safety and security positions. 

Conference topics include:

•   Pre-Indicator Behaviors of Active Shooters

•   Pre-Cursor Chemicals of Improvised Explosive Devices

•   Domestic Terrorism and Active Shooter Case Studies: Lessons Learned

•   Unknown Threats Facing Today's Youth

Dr. Chris Trowbridge, Dean of the College of Behavioral Sciences, will open the conference. "The University is honored to welcome field experts who will educate attendees and to be a center for raising the level of preparedness for unexpected threats in our community," said Dr. Trowbridge.

"In light of so many shooting incidents and acts of domestic terror that have happened in recent memory, this conference is timely and critical to anyone in public service," said Dr. Ed Guthrie, Dean of the College of Technology at Wilmington University. Dr. Guthrie is also president of the Delaware chapter of Infragard, an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, dedicated to sharing intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. 

For more information, please call Dr. Ed Guthrie at (302) 356-6870. To register, click here.

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to providing flexible, career-oriented traditional and online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and offering small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at or visit our web site at

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 - New Castle, DE