Our Annual School Safety Conference will be held July 28-31, 2019 at the  beautiful Mount Hood Resort. After five great years on the coast it was time for a change, and the folks by Mount Hood are happy to welcome our group for the conference. Click here for updated conference information, and see below to check out our 2019 presenters.   
McMinnville PD is hosting a NASRO Basic SRO Course... July 22-26. 
This 40-hour course is designed for any law enforcement officer or school administrator working in an educational environment. The course emphasizes how to function in a school setting, work as a resource and problem solver, develop your classroom management skills, and establish a lasting partnership with your schools. OSROA endorses NASRO's Basic SRO Course and recommends that all SRO's receive this kind of specialized training. Deadline for registration is July 7th.
NASRO Member Cost: $445 / Non-member Cost: $495
Location: McMinnville PD – 121 SW Adams Street – McMinnville, OR 97128
Contact: Captain Tim Symons – tim.symons@mcminnvilleoregon.gov
Register at www.NASRO.org

Jermaine Galloway
"High in Plain Sight"
You asked us to bring him back and we listened. OSROA is pleased to welcome Jermaine Galloway to our School Safety Conference. Jermaine's unique presentation will cover several drug and alcohol trends including: drug clothing, stash compartments, underage drinking, vaping, synthetic drugs, marijuana concentrates, marijuana extraction labs, electronic dance music events, inhalants, fake ID’s, party drugs, over-the-counter drugs, cough medicines, designer drugs, the influence of drug legalization, marijuana edibles, drug concealment methods and concealment products, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, logos, and identifiers. This session will be tailored to our state and is not to be missed.



Dr. Bernard James
"School Law and Policy"
Dr. Bernard James is a Professor of Law at Pepperdine University.  He teaches courses in Civil Rights, Federalism, Individual Rights, Education Law, State Constitutional Law and Introduction to American Law. Bernie also serves as a senior consultant to the US Department of Justice and he is the contributing legal editor to the NASRO Journal of School Safety.
Dr. James teaches annually at the NASRO conference. His interactive presentation will cover the most current updates regarding Legal Issues, Search and Seizure, Immigration, Students’ Rights and much more. Please join us as we welcome Dr. James back to our 2019 School Safety Conference.


Bernard James head shot

Sherri Coronado
"Dynamics of Autism: The Law Enforcement Perspective."
For students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learning to interact with first responders is critical. It is just as essential for School Resource Officers to have an understanding of Autism and to be prepared to respond effectively and safely to situations involving students on the spectrum. 
OSROA is pleased to welcome Corporal Sherri Coronado as a keynote presenter for our 2019 School Safety Conference. Even those with experience working with kids on the spectrum will learn something as Sherri brings her experience as both a law enforcement officer and as the parent of an Autistic child.  
Paul Coughlin

"The Real World and Real Solutions to Adolescent Bullying"


Paul Coughlin founded "The Protectors" in 2005 out of personal experience and a unique understanding into a fundamental weakness of existing anti-bullying programs. Unlike traditional efforts that focus on reforming the bully, Paul focuses on the potential strength and rescuing capacity of bystanders. Paul dispels the myths about bullying and will help us to inspire children who bully to employ their power in life-affirming directions instead.  


Paul is a Fox News analyst and contributor.  He has authored eight books, including the resource, “Raising Bully-Proof Kids,”  and his anti-bullying curriculum is used throughout the world. OSROA is excited to welcome Paul to our conference.



Lieutenant Brian Murphy

"Sikh Temple Shooting Debrief"


In August 2012, as a member of the Oak Creek (Wisconsin) Police Department, LT Murphy was the first responding officer to the Sikh Temple massacre - an active shooting event that left six dead and another three wounded. Brian was shot fifteen times during the gunfight and miraculously survived. He has been recognized on a state and national level for his heroic actions that day, including the Congressional Badge of Bravery and the Presidential Public Safety Medal of Valor. 


Lt. Murphy (retired) will kick off the conference on Sunday night with a tactical debrief of that event. It is not to be missed.



Sergeant Rudy Perez
"Preventing the Tipping Point Utilizing Technology"


Sgt. Rudy Perez is a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles School Police Department and the Second Vice President of the National School Resource Officers Association (NASRO). Rudy will describe how LASPD is using technology in a proactive way to prevent violent actions against the school environment and the community. This includes mental health cases and the "evolution of radicalization" that has become more prevalent in recent years. Sgt. Perez will teach SRO's and school staff how to monitor social media and phone applications, and how to use the information obtained as a threat assessment tool. 




Wake up with OSROA
For those of you joining us at this year's conference, get ready to set your PACE by starting off each morning right with a fully catered breakfast, sponsored by PACE! The Oregon School Board Association and the Special District Association of Oregon formed PACE in 2006 and have worked together to keep Oregon students safe, reduce risks and conserve member resources. PACE is the primary comprehensive Insurance Provider for over 200 educational programs and school districts across Oregon. This year, PACE and OSROA have partnered to provide you the best conference experience by starting your day off on the right foot with a hearty breakfast! We are excited to partner with PACE to make sure your day starts off right. 





OSROA is comprised of dedicated professionals committed to providing service, training, and support to our school communities by fostering safe, secure, and healthy learning environments for our youth.





The Oregon School Resource Officers Association was founded in 2003 as a member-supported, professional 501©(3) non-profit organization. OSROA exists to support law enforcement agencies and school districts in the State Of Oregon, and to provide resources and training opportunities to help maintain a safer, healthier school environment for students, faculty and guests. Members include sworn law enforcement officers, administrators, juvenile justice professionals and school district employees.
Membership is attained by submitting an application for membership or by attending our Annual School Safety Conference.  There is no charge to become an OSROA member.

As OSROA president, I make it my priority to ensure that this association continues to offer the highest quality training, stays financially solvent and remains the go-to school law reference for SRO’s and educators in Oregon. It is my honor and privilege to serve the men and women of OSROA and I hope that you will take some time to peruse our website and learn about us.
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