Conference Agenda, Breakout Sessions, and Pre-Con Courses
The National Association of School Resource Officers will hold its Twenty-Ninth Annual National School Safety Conference, June 23-28, 2019, at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. The NASRO conference will bring together school resource officers, law enforcement, school security/safety professionals, school board members, school administrators, and others to receive superior training and networking opportunities.
Attendees will have the opportunity to receive thirty hours of training; explore the exhibit hall with the latest in products, technology and innovations; complete a NASRO Training Course onsite at no additional charge; and network with SROs, School Administrators, Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police from around the world.
The 2019 Conference agenda is below but is subject to minor changes.
This year NASRO is excited to offer four pre-conference courses that will be held on Sunday, June 23. If you would like to register for a course below, you can do so when registering for conference. If you have already registered for conference, please contact Wodrian Adolphus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Threat Assessment Training
There will not be a more up-to-date presentation on social media investigations relating to school safety. This session will teach you how and where to find the leakage [FBI 2018] of violent intent frequency displayed by an individual on a pathway towards violence. In 2019, an overall assessment of risk cannot be determined without looking at social media and online activity. It is imperative to understand the free tools and methods available to identify online threat related behavior. Real life case examples will be used from our subject matter expert work across North America and a significant portion of the day will be spent doing hands-on searching exercises through the most current social media sites and applications.
Cost: $150.00 Course will be held at Music Road Hotel located at 303 Henderson Chapel Road, Piegon Forge from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 23.
L.E.A.D Certification Training
Successful completion of this training will certify the attendee as a L.E.A.D. Instructor. L.E.A.D offers the Evidence Based Too Good for Drugs and Violence family of curricula. The L.E.A.D. certification includes Too Good for Drugs K-8 certification.
Cost: None, but pre-registration is required. Course will be held at Music Road Hotel located at 303 Henderson Chapel Road, Piegon Forge from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 23.
Mental Health First Aid Certification
Participants who enroll in the Mental Health First Aid course learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems. Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a certification through The National Council for Behavioral Health.
Cost: $100.00 Course will be held at Black Fox Lodge located at 3171 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 23.
Solo Officer Rapid Deployment (SORD) by ALERRT
This dynamic course of instruction is designed to provided the solo officer (off-duty/plain clothes/uniform) with the knowledge, physical skills, and mind set on how to isolate, distract, or neutralize an armed threat like an active shooter. This course will cover reasons to carry for off-duty and plain clothes officers, levels of intervention, deadly force policies and case studies, ergonomic considerations for plain clothes carry, options for mitigating the occurrence of blue on blue shootings, concept and principles of solo officer movement, threshold evaluation, setting up for room entry techniques, post engagement priorities of work, and incident management.
Recommended Equipment: A strong side concealment holster made for the student’s handgun configured so that the weapon can be re-holstered (does not collapse when the weapon is drawn) with one hand. Sturdy belt to support the holster. At least two shirts to cove and conceal handgun. One should be button-down type shirt or jacket and one should be a t-shirt or polo-style shirt. Uniform shirt with police patches. Badge in a carrier to hang around the neck. Rain jacket or rain gear.
Cost: None, but pre-registration is required and space is very limited. Limit of two officers per agency. Course will be held at Music Road Hotel located at 303 Henderson Chapel Road, Piegon Forge from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 23.