FBI agent lectures on “Active Shooter” situations

alumni lecture seriesTodd Werth, supervisory special agent with the FBI, presents “Active Shooter/Threats: Civilian Response in the Workplace, Schools, and Other Public Places” as part of the Youngstown State University Alumni Lecture Series.

The lecture is at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Networking will begin at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for members of the YSU Alumni Society and $7 for others. There is no charge for students. Hors d’oeuvres are included. To attend, RSVP to Heather Belgin at habelgin@ysu.edu or 330-941-1591 by Sept. 12th.

Werth has been with the FBI for 15 years. He currently supervises the FBI Violent Crime, Drugs, Gangs and Organized Crime programs in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. He also supervises the Painesville Resident Agency, which covers the above programs in addition to Terrorism, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime investigations for Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. For the past three years, he has coordinated training for employees, area law enforcement and the public for the Cleveland FBI. He also served as the Cleveland Division’s principal tactical instructor, with one of his areas of responsibility being the instruction related to active shooter/threats. Werth has presented this topic throughout Ohio to faculty and staff at schools, businesses and federal, state and local agencies. Recently, he worked with the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy to develop a new training course for law enforcement response to active threats.

Werth’s two-hour presentation will touch on what individuals who are not law enforcement can do during active shooter situations. Topics will include what measures people can take to prepare themselves prior to an incident, and if confronted with a threat of this nature, what they can do to make themselves and those around them as safe as possible.