The Edward V. Badolato Homeland Security Speaker Series is holding its next FREE event on Friday, April 11th, from 1:30-5 pm. The event will be held in the College of Liberal Arts Building, Room 4110, and will feature a networking reception and the keynote presentation.

We are very excited about the speaker for this spring. Daniel Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department, will be giving the keynote address.

On April 15, 2013, Dan Linskey was on foot patrol along the Boston Marathon route when two bombs were detonated near the finish line. As the Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department, Dan was thrust into managing one of the largest law enforcement operations in New England’s history. Dan oversaw the arrest and capture if the terrorists after a fierce gun battle, which included bombs being thrown at officers, an unprecedented shutdown of the city, and one of the largest and most challenging tactical responses in the history of civilian law enforcement. During this session, Dan will provide participants with an in-depth overview of the response, and the leadership challenges he faced during the crisis.

This event is especially timely, as it is happening four days before the one-year anniversary of the bombing. It also coincides with Operation STAT, a large-scale mass casualty drill that is happening at Towson University on the morning of April 11. The scenario for Operation STAT this year will be a plane crash.

Daniel Linskey Headshotblog

Daniel Linskey


1:30-4:30 – Keynote Address

4:30-5:00 – Networking Reception

Visit the website to learn more and register for this exciting event!