Hilton Anatole, Dallas Texas

2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

Hotel rates are $159 (plus taxes) per night. Rate good until July 14, 2020, or until the NASRO block is filled.  Self-parking, which is usually $22/day, is FREE to conference attendees.  Valet parking is $29/day.  Rooms are refundable up to 3 days in advance of arrival. Reservations can be made by clicking HERE.  If you had reservations for July dates the Anatole has cancelled that reservation, therefore you must make new reservations.   





 REGULAR Conference Registration Rate:  

Register $500 for current NASRO members and $550 for non-members.  

Click HERE to register for the conference.


LATE Conference Registration Rate:

NASRO will be waiving late registration fees for the 2020 national conference. 



Any cancellation requests must be e-mailed to AR@nasro.org.  If the registration fee has already been paid, a refund will be issued.  Cancellations made on or after July  15, 2020, or no-shows to the conference, will forfeit all registration fees.

NASRO reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training. If NASRO cancels or reschedules training due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of NASRO, you are entitled to a full refund. NASRO is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellations. If NASRO cancels a training in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.

Click here for Airport Information

There are 2 airports that serve the Dallas area.  Love Field is 4-6 miles from the hotel depending on the route, and DFW is 16-20 miles from the hotel depending on the route.  Self-parking at the Hilton Anatole, which is usually $22/day, is FREE to conference attendees.



Basic SRO Course (40 hours) - SOLD OUT

Advanced SRO Course - SOLD OUT

SRO Supervisors and Management - SOLD OUT


NASRO will offer breakout training sessions, that are highly relevant to SROs, SSOs, and educators, conducted by experts in the fields of school safety, education, and law enforcement.




Dallas, Texas

New Dates

August 5-10, 2020


NASRO is proud to partner with the Texas Association of School Resource Officers (TASRO) to host the Thirtieth Annual National School Safety Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Experience THE world’s leader in school-based policing. With breakout sessions and keynote addresses from nationally renowned trainers and global networking opportunities, the National School Safety Conference will leave you wanting more. Register today!



Bernie James, J.D., Professor of Law at Pepperdine University (CA)  

Bernie James, a professor at Pepperdine University, is a contributing editor to the NASRO Journal of School Safety. He specializes in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Education Law, and is the author of the textbook Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary and numerous articles on law, education, and religion. He lectures in the United States and Canada on constitutional issues and serves as a commentator for the national and local media discussing U.S. Supreme Court decisions.


Peter Langman, Ph.D.

Peter Langman is a sought-after expert on the psychology of school shooters and other perpetrators of mass violence. He conducts training on understanding the psychology of school shooters and identifying potential school shooters for professionals in mental health, education, and law enforcement. He has spoken on preventing school shootings at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA and been hired by Homeland Security to train professionals in school safety. He is also a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service. In 2018 he was invited by the Department of Homeland Security to participate in the National School Security Roundtable.


Michele Gay, Co-founder, Safe and Sound Schools

Mother, educator, and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, Michele Gay chose to take action after losing her daughter Josephine Grace on December 14, 2012, in the Sandy Hook School tragedy. Since that time, Michele has channeled her work as an advocate, improving safety and security in schools and communities across our country.

Now a nationally and internationally recognized public speaker and school safety advocate, Michele reaches audiences and consults with all levels of community institutions — schools; municipalities; houses of worship; educational and public safety leadership; state and federal governments; law enforcement agencies; and top news media sources. Through her work, and always with a goal of helping others increase the safety within their own communities, Michele shares her personal experiences and the lessons she has learned.

Michele’s impassioned position on school safety hinges on every community taking a comprehensive and sustainable approach to safety. She works diligently to unite stakeholders of all disciplines and perspectives. As an educator, mother, and survivor of tragedy, Michele is uniquely positioned to help others prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from tragedies of their own.


Alissa Parker, Co-founder, Safe and Sound Schools

 Alissa is the mother of Emilie Parker, one of the 20 children who died tragically in the Sandy Hook School Shootings on December 14, 2012. In the wake of the tragedy, Alissa was moved to engage parents in securing the safety of their children’s school by becoming an active member of the Newtown Public Schools’ Safety Committee. Now, Alissa is a nationally-recognized advocate for school safety, speaking to school communities, educational leadership events, and top news sources across the United States.

Alissa graduated from Weber State University in her hometown of Ogden, Utah. She is a co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools and also co-founded The Emilie Parker Art Connection, which gives to art programs for kids across the country. She is the author of the book, An Unseen Angel, a memoir of faith, hope, and healing. Alissa brings a powerful perspective and passion to Safe and Sound Schools. She is devoted to creating a legacy of safety for our nation’s children in honor of her beloved Emilie.


 Sheriff Mike Neal

Arkansas Sheriff Mike Neal was instrumental in ending a brutal gun battle that resulted in the death of two officers and critically injuring two others. Sheriff Neal ended the threat by ramming his state-issued patrol vehicle into the minivan carrying the two killers. While under direct gunfire, Sheriff Neal engaged the two killers in a fierce gun battle and eliminated any further threat, thus saving several lives. Sheriff Mike Neal was named the 2011 International Officer of the Year and in 2012 was the 58th recipient of the Congressional Medal of Valor from the President of the United States. Sheriff Neal remains the most decorated Wildlife Officer in the history of Arkansas Game & Fish. In 2014, Sheriff Neal was elected as the Monroe County Sheriff where he currently serves. Sheriff Neal continues to speak nationwide on the threat to our nation and promotes the use of the Hero911 and Guard911 services. His presentation on July 9 will be "Critical Mindset...Sovereign Citizen Shootout".




The National School Safety Conference will be held in partnership with the Texas Association of School Resource Officers, August 5-10, 2020, in Dallas, Texas.

School resource officers, law enforcement officials, school security/safety personnel, educators, school board members, school administrators, and any professionals with a commitment to school safety are invited to attend.

Attendees are guaranteed to receive superior training and unique access to NASRO’s global networking opportunities. With nationally renowned keynote speakers and breakout trainers, this conference will promote the SRO triad concept of educator, informal counselor, and law enforcement, to give you the tools you need to make your schools safer.

Attendees can receive thirty hours of training; view an Exhibit Hall with the latest in products, technology, and innovations; complete a NASRO training course onsite at no additional charge; and interact with SROs, school administrators, sheriffs and chiefs, educators, and school safety leaders from across the United States and the world.

Come for remarkable training, once-in-a-lifetime networking, and all the fun and excitement of NASRO’s National School Safety Conference!



Karaoke Night

Fifth Annual Cornhole Tournament

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

And more networking opportunities to come!

For more information, call (888) 31-NASRO.



2020 Conference Sponsors