Violent crime expert to open national school safety conference

Published Monday, April 15, 2019 by Jay Farlow

April 15, 2019 — HOOVER, Ala. — A keynote address by one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime will open the 2019 National Association of School Resource Officers’ (NASRO) national school safety conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dave Grossman will present an address titled, “The Active Killer.”

Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, solider and speaker, as well as one of the nation’s leading law-enforcement trainers. Author of the book, “On Killing,” he has served as a trainer and keynote speaker for all major national and international law-enforcement training organizations. He has taught the representatives of thousands of federal and regional agencies in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

“Lt. Grossman kicked off our 2015 conference to great acclaim,” said NASRO executive director Mo Canady. “He always brings an inspirational message focused on how to protect others from persons with homicidal intent.”

NASRO’s 29th annual global conference takes place June 22-28 at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. 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.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • Officer Jermaine Galloway, an internationally recognized alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention expert who will provide a presentation on current youth and drug trends.
  • Pepperdine University law professor Bernie James, who will provide a national school law update.
  • Retired Columbine High School principalFrank DeAngelis, safety and emergency management for the Jeffco School District in Colorado, who will speak on recovery after a school tragedy.

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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