1st Lt. Jason Cornwell
First Lieutenant Cornwell leads the School Safety Division for the Frederick County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office. He is a 22-year veteran in law enforcement and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Since taking over the School Safety Division, First Lieutenant Cornwell has helped organize and implement programs such as Tribute Tuesday’s – Back the Blue, Shop with a Cop, and Lunch Buddies. He was instrumental in organizing a large-scale active shooter drill in 2017, multiple “active attack” tabletop exercises, and annual joint Rescue Task Force training. First Lieutenant Cornwell is a part of the Department of Criminal Justice Services School-Law Enforcement Advisory Committee and Threat Assessment Advisory Committee for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
First Lieutenant Cornwell holds other positions and certifications such as SWAT Team Leader, ALERRT instructor, Defensive Tactics instructor, Stop the Bleed instructor and Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events instructor.
1st Lieutenant, School Safety Division, Frederick County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office
1st Lt. Jason Cornwell: Sessions
November 2, 2022 | 9:45 am – 10:45 am | Leadership Panel
Comprehensive School Safety in Action
It takes a leadership team to build safe schools and bright futures. Join this multidisciplinary team of leaders from Frederick County Public Schools, Virginia as they share the vision, strategy, people, and programs that work together to keep their students and teachers safe and sound.
- Panelists: Teresa Ritenour, 1st Lt. Jason Cornwell, Sheriff Lenny Millholland, Sgt. Travis Mitchell, and Michele Gay (Moderator)
November 2, 2022 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Breakout Session
Behavioral Threat Assessment Case Study: An Outline of the Collaboration Between Law Enforcement and School Division Personnel to Effectively Investigate and Manage an External Threat
A threatening text message from a parent is intercepted and reported to a high school principal, which leads to concerns for the safety of graduation. Law enforcement school personnel partner to conduct a threat assessment and discuss safety measures to ensure a safe graduation. This case brings additional challenges to the threat assessment process and targets a large outdoor ceremony. This debrief will outline the threat assessment process, past mental health concerns for the subject of concern, investigative efforts, development of an Incident Action Plan for graduation, and the collaboration between law enforcement and school personnel.