Crowd and Workplace Safety Workshop

Lissa Diaz
Bethel College and Visit South Bend Mishawaka are partnering to offer a safety workshop for hospitality and tourism professionals and others who work with large crowds. The event, prompted by recent tragedies such as the mass shooting in Orlando, aims to increase awareness and preparation in the event of a crisis. It will be on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the President’s Dining Room on Bethel’s campus.

“Visit South Bend Mishawaka is fortunate to partner with Bethel College to present this timely training seminar to inform and prepare our hospitality partners about a possible workplace tragedy,” says Visit South Bend Mishawaka Executive Director Rob DeCleene. “As we repeatedly learn from communities across the country, these incidents truly could happen anywhere and at any place.”

The workshop will be led by Mike Samp, former Chief of Investigations for the Mishawaka Police Department and a co-founder of St. Joseph County Metro Homicide. Topics will include how to keep visitors and employees safe, minimize the impact of an attack and understand the protocol of first responders.

The cost is $25 per person, which includes breakfast. To register, visit For more information, contact Lisa Greco, Ph.D., director of corporate relations, at