Episode Topic:

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny as she talks to Shawn O’Leary, Executive Vice President of Dirigo Safety, LLC, about active shooter training and the importance of having a plan in place to respond to the aftermath of an attack. 

Most employers think that it could never happen to them. Their organization is staffed with great people, and none of them would ever wish harm on their co-workers. In many situations, however, the threat is not from one of your employees but from a third party. 

Have you recently performed a security assessment of your physical location, are your employees trained on how to respond to an active shooter incident, do you have a plan in place as to how to respond in the aftermath of such an event? Tawny and Shawn will discuss best practices in responding to all these concerns and how to keep employees as safe as possible should an active shooter event occur at your workplace. 
This Week's Guest

Shawn O’Leary is our Executive Vice President who joined the Dirigo Safety LLC in 2016. Also, he oversees our Policy Development Services, Online Training Programs for Maine Law Enforcement agencies, Executive Selection, and Recruitment Services, Supervisory Promotional Examinations & Assessment Center Services.

He also oversees our Workplace Violence training and On-Site Security Assessments products. He provides a sense of ease and understanding for those clients he interacts with while ensuring that they gain critical information through superior customer service. Shawn has over 36 years of law enforcement experience, 15 of which have been at the Command Level and Senior Executive Level.

He started his career as a summer reserve in coastal communities while attending college. He was later selected by the Brunswick Police Department in 1988 where he stayed until his retirement as a Lieutenant in 2008. He then moved onto working at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. At the rank of Captain, he oversaw the Support Services Division and then the Criminal Investigations Division until 2014. In 2020 he retired as the Chief of Police for the Town of Winslow, Maine. Shawn’s extensive work experience is only part of his background and his education has played a crucial role in Dirigo Safety.

He is a 2013 Graduate of the prestigious FBI –National Academy. Has a Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors, in Business Administration/Human Resource Management from Southern New Hampshire University and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bangor Community College. Shawn has been recognized for his accomplishments many times over his career which include –2015 Police Chief of the Year –“David W. Pickering Award”,2019 Awarded “Law Enforcement Executive Certificate” from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Trustee’s, 2009 “Heroism Award”, 2001 “Meritorious Service Award”, and recognized many times for his superior performance, where he received Commendations for Bravery, Leadership and Investigative Excellence.
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Saturday 3/20/21 at 10am
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David Ciullo

David Ciullo is the CEO of Career Management Associates (CMA), www.cmacareer.com, a New England HR services organization. He is also a HR thought leader, speaker and emcee as well as the talk show host and owner of the HR Power Hour national radio show ( www.hrpowerhour.com )

David currently serves as a Member of the Maine State Civil Service Appeals Board. He also is on the Board and Past President of both HRASM (Human Resource Association of Southern Maine) and the IFOB (Maine Institute for Family-Owned Business). In addition, he serves as Vice President on the Board of NNEAPS (Northern New England Association of Personnel Services
Tawny Alvarez

Tawny prides herself on helping clients comply with the law while simultaneously creating an amazing place to work.

She centers her practice on the understanding that the employment landscape is ever-changing and organizations do not have the time or resources to keep abreast of all these changes-from medical (and recreational) marijuana's effect on drug testing to the effect of social networking in the workplace, including the effect of the use of mobile devices on wage and hour issues. 

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