Bad news folks. Like so many other groups have had to do this year, we are saddened to announce that we have cancelled our 2020 conference. We really hoped we could get together as scheduled in July, but due to COVID-19 restrictions it will simply not be possible. For those of you who have already registered and paid, we will begin processing refunds later this week. Please keep in mind those credits will take a few days to appear on credit card statements. If you made reservations at Mount Hood Resort please don't forget to contact them and cancel.

Det. Rich Wistocki
Identifying and Intercepting School Violence
Through Cyber Investigations
Law Enforcement and School Officials need the proper information when responding to threats of school violence online, especially when there is “Leakage” and the posting party is targeting students and school personnel. The LEO and School Administrator must obtain crucial information and evidence and initiate due process paperwork in a timely manner. The LEO will then continue the investigation and use the Exigent Circumstances protocol to get the appropriate information.  Identifying the perpetrator immediately provides the ability to act quickly and proactively to reduce the threat of school shootings and other forms of violence.
Dr. Bernard James
School Safety: Major Legislation and Top Cases
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.

For 2020, Bernie will not be presenting his usual School Law and Policy updates class. This year's session will feature a more focused discussion on important 2019-2020 legislation as well as top court cases on school safety reform.  Every school resource officer and educator should be up to date on what the law permits and what it requires on school safety.  We are happy to welcome Bernie back to OSROA's School Safety Conference. 


Bernard James head shot

Carlos Farina
Help for Our Heroes
“Help For Our Heroes” is an up close and personal training for Police, Fire, Dispatchers, Probation, Corrections and Military. This training showcases how First Responders Suffer in Silence and are afraid to ask for help from their employers. This training session will guide and direct the first responder on how to ask for help as well as the employees’ rights to the Federal Medical Leave Act and how it pertains to public service. This will be an in depth look at what First Responder therapy looks like and how to acquire it to lead a successful life. All over the country First Responders are suffering and committing suicide. This training module will not only show the first responder who may be struggling how to ask for help, but also for their partners and supervisors who recognize there may be an issue with PTSD, Mental Health, Gambling, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse. Carlos Farina will teach present this session with his partner, Rich Wistocki, on Sunday evening. 
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 OSROA board works hard every year to provide quality training while keeping our conference affordable. We want to recognize and thank our corporate sponsors who helped to make our 2019 conference amazing:




The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) and the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) formed PACE in 2006 and are working 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! 

PACE is a 2019 PLATINUM level sponsor.


Cerakote is a division of NIC Industries, Inc. and was founded in 1984 with a focus on manufacturing the highest performing line of ceramic coatings available anywhere in the world. Cerakote is used by more firearm manufacturers than any other coating, making Cerakote the world leader in firearm coatings.

NIC Industries is a 2019 GOLD level sponsor.

Portland-based REECE Complete Security Solutions is known for their outstanding service and support. They offer the industry best in access control, video surveillance, intrusion monitoring and fire safety, working proudly with a wide range of businesses, school districts and government agencies.

REECE is a 2019 SILVER level sponsor. 

The 9/11 Commission recommended the establishment of a single, interoperable network for public safety. When Congress established the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in 2012, it based its mission on public safety’s express concerns and desires. Over the past several years, FirstNet has collaborated with public safety stakeholders and leadership from each state and territory.

FirstNet is a 2019 BRONZE level sponsor.

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. We take pride in making our school safety conference informative and fun. 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. Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions or are interested in supporting OSROA with a tax deductible financial donation. 
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