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    Workplace Violence Prevention: Readiness & Response

    Date: January 16, 2018, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    College of Charleston North Campus
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    $20 Members $25 Non Members
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    Workplace Violence Prevention: Readiness & Response


    This presentation will help HR professionals understand the importance of developing an emergency response plan as well as the need to train employees on how to respond if confronted with an active shooter in the workplace. This presentation will assist in determining the types of active shooter situations to be prepared for as well as useful strategies to assist when faced with a fright or fight situation.

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    Speaker: Lt. Rita Zelinsky

    Rita Zelinsky joined the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office in August 2003 as a Patrol Deputy. She became a Detective in 2007 specializing in crimes against children, vulnerable adults and sexual assaults. A member of the Lowcountry Sexual Assault Response Team, she developed and implemented policies and techniques for responding to and investigating sexual assaults in the Lowcountry. She also provided training to community agencies and law enforcement personnel in child abuse and sexual assault investigations. In 2011, she was promoted to Sergeant. During the next two years, she supervised the Special Victims Unit and the Metro Narcotics Unit as well as serving in the Office of Professional Standards. In April 2014, Rita was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Patrol Division as the shift commander. In July 2015, she was transferred to the newly formed Community Affairs and Medial Relations Office. Her duties include coordinating off duty employment requests and community outreach programs as well as working as the assistant Public Information Officer. Rita is an assistant team leader on the Crisis Negotiation Team and is the Honor Guard Team Commander.


    Meeting pending HRCI & SHRM certification credit.


    Meeting sponsored by: Tri County Radiolology Associates