Sheriff John Hanlin has been the Douglas County Sheriff since 2009 but has been with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office since 1989. Douglas County is not only the Sheriff’s home town, but is also the home to Umpqua Community College. On October 1st, 2015 Sheriff Hanlin along with many first responders, responded to the UCC campus for an active shooter. The prompt response by law enforcement and the collaborative efforts with the college campus administration was evident in limiting what evil did that day. This tragedy reinforces the dire need for a strong safety commitment from both law enforcement and educational facilities all around our state. Sheriff Hanlin will start the conference out on Sunday evening with a presentation that will not only give insight to the events of the that day, but will also serve as opportunity for schools, police and communities to recognize the need for proper planning and training for rural areas where resources may be limited or impacted.