DJJ Congratulates the Inaugural Class of Emergency Planners

DJJ Supports Emergency Planners

Photo and story information from Office of Planning & Preparedness Director Scott Cagle

The Department of Juvenile Justice is proud to announce the graduation of the inaugural class of Emergency Planners. The Office of Planning & Preparedness (OPP) is excited and honored to share its knowledge to help accomplish the number one priority of Commissioner Avery D. Niles: to operate safe, secure facilities and communities.

DJJ is fortunate to have some of the best instructors in the law enforcement community and experts in fire and life safety. A special thanks goes out to Andy Wall, Betsy Wetzel, Dewayne Hall and John Parker for leading this first class. Because of their hard work and the dedication of the class, DJJ will no longer have to send its emergency planners to the Department of Corrections for training in planning.

For the initial class, OPP delivered instruction that covered emergency response, planner duties and responsibilities, emergency drills, basic fire safety/prevention and how to conduct regular fire inspections. OPP looks forward to teaching these classes in the future for Secure Campuses/Facilities in addition to the current classes with our Communities Division.


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