Building a Safer tomorrow Together

Awareness / Intervention /Prevention / Education Through Positive Interaction


Don't Miss Out!

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!

Nominations Being Accepted

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

Safe Schools Leadership Award for Chief or Sheriff - Criteria Form
Safe Schools Leadership Award for Education Administrator - Criteria Form
Kool-Aid "SRO of the Year" Award- Criteria Form

Nomination Form Can Be Downloaded HERE

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

2015 Conference Awards

Safe Schools Leadership Award for Chiefs and Sheriffs:

Chief Mark Kizer, Bryant Police Department


Safe Schools Leadership Award for the Larance Johnson education Administrator of the Year:

Ms. Rachel Rasburry, Bryant School District


The Kool-Aid “SRO of the Year” Award:

Sergeant Chris Salley, Siloam Springs Police Department


"Cool Car"
Officer Quinton Jackson’s 2005 Chevrolet Corvette with the Benton Police Department.




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.



 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.


Motivational Speaker
Houston Nutt

Arkansas native, Houston Nutt Jr., has enjoyed a successful career as head coach at Murray State, Boise State, Arkansas and Ole Miss. He currently works for CBS Sports as a college football studio analyst.

·         3-Time SEC Coach of the Year

·         Eddie Robinson Division 1-AA Coach of the Year

·         Coached in 2 SEC Championship Games

·         In his last five years at Arkansas, Coach Nutt had 6 first-round NFL picks

·         Proven Winner at 3 Universities with (135) Career Victories in 19 Years as a Head Coach

Co-Sponsored by the
Arkansas Safe Schools Association,
the Arkansas Attorney General's Office,
the Arkansas Department of Education,
Arkansas Department of Human Services
and the
Criminal Justice Institute


Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
July 18-20, 2016
North Little Rock, AR

Don’t miss this opportunity to participant in the 9th Annual Safe Schools Conference July 18-20, 2016, at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, AR.

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

·         Battling the Barriers of Education

·         ISIS Recruitment of Teens & the Indicators of Mobilization to Violence

·         Social Media Investigations/Internet Safety

·         Suicide Squad: More than Sad

·         Addiction & Drugs 101

·         Proactive Discipline for Reactive Students: Using Restoration Discipline and PBIS Strategies in the Classroom

·         Human Trafficking & Exploitation of Minors

·         Increasing Cultural Competency Regarding LGBTQ Students in the Classroom

·         Drug Endangered Children

·         504/IEP Basics that MUST be Implemented

Who Should Attend

School Resource Officers     Officers    Teachers Parents 
  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.


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.





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