Lt. Louis “Chris” Schmidt is a 21 year veteran of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office MD, currently serving as the Commander of Homeland Security and Intelligence Section. Throughout his career, Chris has worked in various assignments to include Communications, Patrol, Special Operations, Training, and Criminal Investigations. As part of his responsibility within Homeland Security, Chris is the Co-founder of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Real-Time Crime Center. Chris has spent many years of his career working in community outreach programs as a member and supervisor of the Community Policing Unit. As a police supervisor and commander, Chris has led units and sections within Patrol, Special Operations, and Criminal Investigations and collateral duty teams such as the Civil Disturbance Team and Search Management Function. Chris is the Emergency Manager for the Sheriff’s Office and is a member of the Charles County Incident Management Team. He also has a 15 year background in Hazmat as a technician with the Charles County Tactical Response Team. Additionally, Chris is an adjunct instructor at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission Leadership Development Institute.
TBC Wed, Nov 20, 2019 TBC
Building partnerships with public safety to enhance school safety and reduce gang activitySustaining safe learning and working environments in the 21st century requires partnerships and collaboration. Charles County, Maryland has taken a unique approach to bring all public safety partners together prior to a crisis. In addition, they have built a rare partnership with law enforcement in order to reduce gang proliferation both in schools and the community.
Learning Objectives and Participant OutcomesStudents will understand the efforts need to build collaborative partnerships with a broad spectrum of public safety partners and NGO's .
- Students will identify an encompassing list of partners that need to be consulted prior to a school crisis
- Students will understand how to build successful, long lasting relationships with public safety partners
- Students will identify successful strategies for building gang intelligence and information sharing that prevents gang proliferation
- Attendees will understand the importance of broad spectrum partnerships
- Attendees will see the dangers in silos and limited partnerships
- Attendees will be challenged to return to their systems and be proactive in building relationships and preventive strategies with all partners