Thursday, January 23, 2014

Congressman Jason Chaffetz Visits SLCC

Congressman Jason Chaffetz recently visited Utah’s first Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program at Salt Lake Community College.

Representative Chaffetz met with administrators, key constituents and program developers to review the structure and elements of the program. The degree was developed in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, various medical institutions and other regional agencies and employers.

The program prepares students for entry-level careers in the field of homeland security and emergency management. This program is unique as Utah’s only multi-discipline, multi-agency approach to the protection of Utah’s citizens, property and critical infrastructure.

Attendees included:
Kevin Brockbank - SLCC Dean
Dave Attridge – SLCC Institute of Public Safety Director
Joe Anderson – SLCC Homeland Security Degree Coordinator
Chris Bertram - Captain with Salt Lake County Unified Police Dept.
Jon Lines - Assistant SAC with ICE
Michelle Spencer - TSA
Brian Spellman - Director of State Information & Analysis
Jeff Carr - Deputy Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner
Chris Hamlet – Director of Utah DPS Emergency Management.