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Registration Fee Includes


BBQ (Sunday)
Breakfast on two conference days
Lunch on two conference days
One Year Membership to the ASSA
Conference Materials
Door Prizes
Leadership Awards Breakfast
Karaoke Night!

2014 Conference Information


2014 Awards:

Safe Schools Leadership Awards

Education Administrator
Jeff Collum Benton School District

Chiefs and Sheriffs
Chief Kirk Lane Benton Police Dept.

"Kool Aid SRO of the Year
Officer Daniel Busch Salem PD

Arkansas Safe Schools "Cool Car"
Benton Police Department demo




Petit Jean Meats
MC Express LLC.
State Farm Insurance
Otto Lienhart Inc.
Conway County Liquor Stores



Organization Purpose

The Arkansas Safe Schools Association

 is a statewide, non-profit organization consisting of School Resource Officers, School Safety Personnel, School Administrators and others dedicated protecting our children and helping our schools maintain a safe and orderly climate, thereby creating a positive learning environment.

Our goal is to provide consistent, up-to-date, affordable, quality, training that is available to all law enforcement agencies and school districts across the state.  This training, along with a communication network of school safety professionals will make Arkansas Schools a safer place to learn.



Our Mission

The mission of the
Arkansas Safe Schools Association

 is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, primarily by providing leadership and skills training to our members who work in a school supported, one-to-one relationship with the student to assist them in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become competent, caring, and confident adults.



 Arkansas Safe Schools Association Sponsored By:



Violence on school campuses was rising at an alarming rate. School shootings were on the news across the country. In almost every case someone knew what was going to happen and was either afraid to tell or wasn’t concerned enough to say anything. Sgt. Davies began talking to students about being responsible and the S.H.O.T. program evolved into what it is today. S.H.O.T. is a magical, assembly style presentation that is a fast paced, fun, realistic look at understanding yourself, making good choices, being responsible for your decisions, and standing up for what is right.





June 29th - July 1, 2015


You may help us by nominating deserving individuals for one of three ASSA leadership awards:

--Safe Schools Leadership Award for Chief or Sheriff
--Safe Schools Leadership Award for Education Administrator
--Kool-Aid "SRO of the Year" Award
Click Here For Nomination Forms


Don't forget to register your "Cool Car" for the Arkansas Safe Schools Cool Car Contest!


The Criminal Justice Institute's Safe Schools Initiative Division, in conjunction with the Arkansas Safe Schools Association, the Office of the Attorney General, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services will hold the 10th Annual Arkansas Safe Schools Conference June 29th - July 1st, 2015 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, North Little Rock, AR. This year's conference is an exceptional opportunity for participants to receive training on best practices in school safety, security, intervention/prevention, and emergency preparedness planning.


Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
June 29th - July1st, 2015
North Little Rock, AR

 Conference attendee room rate is only $89.00 per night single occupancy and $10.00 each additional person. You may make hotel reservations by calling the hotel toll free at 1-866-657-4458 or the hotel directly at 501-371-9000. To get the special rate of $89.00 per night, please mention you are attending the Arkansas Safe Schools Association Conference. The deadline to make room reservations for the conference is June 1st ,2015.

Stay in the center of the action at The Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock, located on the north bank of the Arkansas River in the heart of downtown North Little Rock. Conveniently-located among North Little Rock, Arkansas hotels, the Wyndham is just one mile from the downtown business district, seven miles from Little Rock National Airport and blocks from Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center and Verizon Arena. Count on comfort in a spacious guest room with amenities like a two-line phone, voice mail and high speed Internet access. Dining is an experience at world-renowned Benihana and the Riverfront Steak House, our onsite restaurants. When it's time to play, head to the fitness center or sparkling outdoor pool.


Workshop Training Topics

LE Response to Active Shooter Events Lessons Learned from a School Shooting Survivor ISIL & Recruitment of Teens Through Social Media Legal Updates Learrning from the Teen Brain to Improve Bullying Prevention

Making Room At The Table And Many More


Who Should Attend

School Resource Officers     Officers    Teachers
  Counselors &School Administrators 
  Juvenile Court Personnel     SRO Supervisors

Community Youth Serving Providers    Mental Health Professionals
Safe and Drug Free Coordinators    School Security Officers


Conference presentations have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education as professional development hours for educators. Sworn law enforcement officers will receive CLEST credit.


Bullying in Schools

U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) - 2009
This guide provides police and others with information about the causes and extent of bullying in schools and recommendations for developing effective approaches and practices that contribute to student safety.


Arkansas Safe Schools Initiative Features

Please take a moment and visit the Arkansas Safe Schools Initiative website at



  • To aid in the effort to reduce violence and violence related behavior in our country’s schools.


  • Research and evaluate school violence related information and data.
  • Make available pertinent school violence information and resources through a web-based resource center.
  • Develop and deliver a school violence educational curriculum to stakeholders


Below is a small variety of links available from the Arkansas Safe Schools Initiative.

Crisis Management - Crisis Response Initiatives/Plans
Crisis Management - Critical Incident Command

Programs - Conflict Resolution
Programs - Diversion
Programs - Intervention
Programs - Prevention

SRO Resources - School Resource Officer (SRO) Resources




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