News Release

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

InfraGard Delaware Offers Child Safety Training at Wilmington University

InfraGard Delaware, safety experts and members of the FBI present important ways to keep children safe in the face of today's many threats.

Wilmington University will host a day of Child Safety Training by InfraGard Delaware and the FBI in the Doberstein Admissions Center auditorium at the New Castle campus from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 4, 2014. 

A continental breakfast, lunch and Certificates of Attendance will be provided to each attendee. A schedule of the day's events will be provided at entry. 

On-site registration for the program begins at 8:00 a.m. To ensure seating and refreshments, online registration is recommended. Walk-ins are also welcome and can register at the door.

Click here to register online for this event. 

Presentations will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

The training is made possible by InfraGard Delaware and is being presented as a public service to members of the child welfare community and law enforcement. 

Presentations will include: 

·   Enhancing Response to Incidents involving Special Needs Residents, by Brian Focht, Chief of the Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company in Pennsylvania, 

·   Gangs and Juvenile Sex Trafficking, by FBI Special Agent Jeffery Johannes

·   Crimes Against Children, by FBI Supervisory Special Agent Mark Mackizer

“We are pleased to partner once again with the FBI, InfaGard and the College of Technology of Wilmington University to present important training and education on critical issues that affect the safety and welfare of our children," said Dr. Christian Trowbridge, Assistant Professor and Dean, College of Behavioral Sciences. "From learning basic autism recognition techniques that can improve the effectiveness of first responders to understanding the role of technology in combating juvenile sex trafficking, attendees will gain knowledge from recognized experts in the field.” 

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent business, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.  


About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit institution committed to providing flexible, career-oriented, traditional and online associate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Ranked as the second fastest growing doctoral institution in America 2002 – 2012 by The Almanac of The Chronicle of Higher Education, affordable tuition, academic excellence and individualized attention are hallmarks of the University that enable greater student success in their chosen careers. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at, or visit our website:

Published: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - New Castle, DE