Rick St. John joined the Glendale Police Department in October, 1996. Since joining the Department, Chief St. John has enjoyed many opportunities and has acquired a background of diverse experiences serving in nearly every area of the department. Chief St. John served as the Assistant Chief over the Investigative Administrative Bureau before becoming Interim Police Chief in July, 2016 and then being appointed Chief in November, 2016.
Along with his diverse experience in service, Chief St. John has also acted as the lead for the Department’s Defensive Tactics training, Taser training and High Risk Stops training. Using this knowledge base, Chief St. John developed training for women in the community under the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program and has traveled several times out of the country to provide training to law enforcement agencies in Mexico. Chief St. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Arizona State University and has successfully completed training in Leadership in Police Organizations. Chief St. John currently serves and the Chair for the West Valley Chiefs Association and well as for the Law Enforcement Torch Run committee for the Special Olympics.
Chief St. John has four children; three sons and a daughter.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Thu, Nov 29, 2018 TBC
Treat your campus like a communityPublic safety strives to enhance the well-being of their community and those within it. Utilizing resources, partnerships, tactics and analysis; agencies are reducing crime and improving the quality of life. Such efforts can be deployed regardless of the area being influenced. Schools and universities greatly benefit from being modeled after a community and enjoy the safety that comes with it.
Learning Objectives and Participant OutcomesTreating your campus like a community and utilizing the resources available will help maintain a safe environment.
- Attendees will learn similarities between schools and communities as well as resources available
- Attendees will learn about ways to increase safety on school campuses using partnerships and stakeholders
- Attendees will know what to expect from first responders should an emergency arise
- Attendees will be able to recognize similarities with that of a community and how to use the same practices to ensure safety
- Attendees will be able to utilize resources already in their reach to improve safety on campus
- Attendees will know what information to provide to first responders in times of an emergency and prepared to work in unison