School safety conference to offer advice on assessing digital threats

National Association of School Resource Officers annual conference scheduled for July in DC

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May 22, 2017 — HOOVER, Ala. — Valuable information on social media preceded the vast majority of recent incidents of violence in the nation’s schools. It’s more important than ever for school resource officers and others who are responsible for campus safety to know how to find and assess digital threats. A session on that topic is one of many valuable breakout sessions that the National Association of School Resource Officers plans for its annual conference, July 23-28 in Washington, D.C.

Two experts from Safer Schools Together — a training company that specializes in helping schools minimize and manage risks of student violence — will present “Digital Threat Assessment: How Publicly Available Social Media can be Utilized and Assessed to Ensure Safe Schools.” It will be one of 27 conference break-out sessions that will cover a wide variety of school safety and policing topics.

Other break-out sessions will cover topics including:

  • The 2013 Arapahoe High School shooting.
  • Incident de-escalation.
  • Creating positive school climates.
  • Sexting investigations.
  • Mobile apps that are good and bad for teens.
  • Suicide risk assessment.
  • Special education and the role of the school resource officer.
  • Recognizing signs of violent extremism.

NASRO’s 27th annual global conference takes place at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW. The conference provides education and networking opportunities to school resource officers (SROs) and other law enforcement officers, as well as school security and safety officials, school board members, administrators and anyone interested in school safety.

Last year, nearly 1,000 people attended the NASRO school safety conference. The annual event offers attendees an opportunity to complete on-site NASRO training courses at no additional charge; receive in-service training; visit an exhibit hall with the latest in products, technologies and innovations; and interact with SROs, school administrators, sheriffs and chiefs of police from throughout the country and world. Available training includes NASRO’s Basic SRO Course, ideal for law enforcement officers who are newly assigned to work in schools.

More information about the conference, including a complete agenda and online registration, is available at


NASRO is a nonprofit organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend. NASRO is located in Hoover, Alabama, and was established in 1991. For more information, visit

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