Civilian Response to Active Shooter presented by Sheriff Jim Skinner
Event on 2018-03-28 19:00:00
On average, it will take law enforcement at least three minutes from the time they are notified before officers first arrive on scene and move in to isolate and neutralize the gunman. Although American law enforcement has the quickest response times in the world, a gunman can still wreak havoc and murder many innocent people before help arrives. There are several simple steps that those trapped by the gunman can take to assist the inevitable law enforcement response and limit the number of potential victims accessible to the shooter. Would you know what to do if an Active Shooter walked into your building and began killing people? How do you survive? How do you protect yourself and your family until the police can arrive? Civilian Response to Active Shooter is a 90-minute presentation given by Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner which will empower you with the knowledge of what to do in the event you encounter an active shooter. What you do matters… Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner is a 27-year law enforcement veteran, trial attorney and former prosecutor. In order to pursue his law degree, Jim Skinner resigned in June 1998 as Chief Investigator for New Mexico’s Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office, after serving for 19 years as a police officer, experienced in homicide, robbery, narcotics, burglary, complex white-collar and public corruption investigations. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2001, Sheriff Skinner worked as a civil lawyer in Dallas, representing numerous child victims of sexual abuse from across the United States against various institutions. In 2007, he became an Assistant District Attorney and Special Prosecutor for the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. In 2008, Jim Skinner prosecuted a District Attorney from the DFW Metroplex for public corruption crimes that resulted in a fifteen-year prison sentence. Afterward, he re-entered the private sector where he consulted for complex civil litigators and corporate entities on the discovery and investigation of financially motivated criminal activity. In 2011, Sheriff Skinner again returned to the public sector and served as Collin County’s Second Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Special Prosecution Division. Jim Skinner was elected as Collin County’s 39th Sheriff in the 2016 General Election and his term began on January 1, 2017. Sheriff Skinner is a former member of the Board of Directors for the North Texas Crime Commission, and currently serves on their Law Enforcement Training Committee and its Legislative Committee. Sheriff Skinner is active as an honorary member of the North Texas Police Chiefs Association. He is a member of both the National Sheriff’s Association and the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, where he serves as a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee. Jim Skinner is a member of the Collin County Republican Men’s Club and is the Judge Advocate for the Bill Bryant Post 110 of the American Legion located in McKinney. Sheriff Skinner also served our country for eight (8) years as a US Air Force Security Police Dog Handler, Investigator and EST (SWAT) Team Leader/Operator, stationed in Southeast Asia, New Mexico and the Middle East.
at McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, United States