Above / Mike Anders, Deputy Chief of Police for the Naperville Police Department, will address members and guests during the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on July 24, 2017.

During its monthly membership luncheon in July, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a presentation titled “Safety Planning For an Active Shooter in Your Workplace.” The 90-minute luncheon event will begin at 11:30AM Mon., July 24. at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, located at 3003 Corporate West Dr. in Lisle.

Mike Anders, Deputy Chief of Police for the Naperville Police Department, will provide organizational leaders with enlightening information to consider as they develop an action plan in the event an active shooter targets their premise.

The presentation will be designed to give organizational leaders prompts to examine their roles in plan development, actionable strategies (based on A.L.I.C.E. concepts…”Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate”) will be introduced, and a description of police actions will be provided.

For more information on the monthly General Membership Luncheons and sponsorships contact Beth Ann DiFranco at (630) 544-3365.


Deputy Police Chief Mike Anders and State Sen. Mike Connelly. (PN Photo July 2016)

Editor’s Note / Deputy Police Chief Mike Anders is in charge of the Patrol Division, which employs 177 individuals. The goal of the Patrol Division is to address community problems and assure a safe community environment through directed and routine patrol. As the largest and most visible division of the Police Department, the Patrol Division provides the first response to emergency and non-emergency incidents.

On July 20, 2016, Deputy Police Chief Anders presented a program for the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown. During his presentation, Anders provided an engaging program regarding active threat training as well as the importance for every business and organization to have procedures in place for public safety.

Policing has evolved throughout the years. What might have worked 20 or 25 years ago, no longer applies. Anders walked the group through A.L.I.C.E. Training and the need to have a plan when faced with danger.

Creating a plan with survival tactics is encouraged for any team, business or interested group. Anders said the Naperville Police Department will assist organizations to test plans and policies.

PN recommends learning the information that will be presented at the luncheon hosted by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.  The cost for Chamber members is $25. Guests are $45 each.


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