Inspirational keynote by best-selling author to open national school safety conference

Published Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Jay Farlow

March 29, 2018 — HOOVER, Ala. — A keynote address by inspirational author Jennifer Powers will open the 2018 National Association of School Resource Officers’ (NASRO) school safety conference in Reno, Nevada. Powers is a leading expert in helping professionals improve their confidence and competence so they can live and work at their full potential. Her best-selling book, “Oh Shift!” encourages readers to change their lives gradually, one day at a time.

NASRO’s 28th annual global conference takes place June 24-29 at the Peppermill Resort, 2707 South Virginia St., Reno. 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. This year’s conference theme is “shifting into a new era of school-based policing.”

Powers founded her coaching and speaking practice in 2005. She has since coached hundreds of professionals, executives and entrepreneurs. With clients on five continents, the energy and excitement Powers brings to her work is contagious as she inspires change in the lives and businesses of her clients across the world.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Bleil and Melissa Stroebel, members of Facebook’s online safety team, who will speak about the company’s efforts to protect the most vulnerable populations among its platform’s users.
  • Brian Murphy, of the Oak Creek, Wisconsin, police department, who will discuss the August 2012 massacre at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, where he was shot 15 times during a gunfight with the suspect.
  • Pepperdine University law professor Bernie James, who will provide a national school law update.
  • Author and former educator Patrick Grady, who will close the conference with an inspirational speech, “A humorous look at personal, professional and family success!”

Last year, more than 900 people attended the annual NASRO school safety conference. It 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 www.nasro.org/conference/.


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’s national offices are located in Hoover, Alabama. The organization was established in 1991. For more information, visit www.nasro.org.

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