School Law Enforcement Officers Annual Conference

July 29-30, 2020  Galt House Hotel Louisville


Your safety is paramount. When school re-opens in August, school leaders will carry out and
model CDC guidelines as it relates to COVID-19.  KASA’s Annual Leadership Institute
is the go-to-place for learning and practicing the guidelines.

Read KASA executive directors messageand see the CDC guidelines we’ll be carrying out July 29-31.  

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators is delighted to host the School Law Enforcement Officers Annual Conference, to be held in conjunction with KASA's 52nd Annual Leadership Institute, July 29-30, 2020. 


Wednesday, July 29

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
REgistration Open
*Be Sure to visit the School Law Enforcement Hospitality Room 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
KYASRO Orientation & Membership Meeting
Kick-Off Session
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

bullet-Proof Minds

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Col. Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, solider, and speaker. He is an Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and a prior-service sergeant and paratrooper, with a total of over 23 years experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide. He retired from the Army in February 1998 and has devoted himself full-time to teaching, writing, speaking and research. Col Grossman brings a unique perspective that focuses on prevention and the recognition of potential threats in the school setting. His work on the desensitizing effect of video games on students has been at the center of the national conversation on the issue.

Opening General Session 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Hamish Brewer
Hamish Brewer, the relentless, tattooed, skateboarding principal from Northern Virginia isn't your normal principal. Brewer is high octane, constantly calling on his student to Be Relentless. He has become known as an educational disrupter who transcends the status quo and typical educational norms. He is a school turnaround and school improvement specialist, working with some of the most at-risk students in the United States.

Under his leadership - his elementary school was recognized as a Nationally Distinguished Title 1 School, and Brewer has since gone on to turn around one of the toughest middle schools in the state of Virginia. Originally from New Zealand, he is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker - motivating and inspiring audiences everywhere, including being recognized as a TEDx speaker. .

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dinner Option
President's After Party

Join us after the opening session where we will rock out the night with dueling pianos, good 'ole American food, fun and networking. 

Thursday, July 30

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
DARE mandatory training
will be offered by DARE instructors.

Training topics will be announced at a later date.

Second General Session
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
GenZ Unfiltered

Dr. Tim Elmore
Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders, and Atlanta-based nonprofit organizaton created to develop emerging leaders. From the classroom to the boardroom, Elmore is a dynamic communicator who uses principles, images, and stories to strengthen leaders. He taught courses on leadership and mentoring at nine universities and graduate schools across the U.S. Committed to developing young leaders on every continent of the world, Elmore has shared his insights in more than forty countries-including India, Russia, China, and Australia. 

Author of more than 25 books, including the best-selling Habitudes: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes, Life Giving Mentors, Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child and Generation Y: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future, Elmore recently released his newest book Generation Z Unfiltered in 2019. He has worked alongside internationally recognized leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell for the past 25 years. According to Maxwell, "No one teaches leadership better than Tim Elmore."

Lunch Session
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Leadership Luncheon for School-Based Safety Teams
Building principals/assistant principals and school-based law enforcement are invited to come and enjoy a delicious lunch courtesy of the Kentucky Center for School Safety.  During lunch you will learn what other districts across the state are doing as they share their best practice safety tips. The KCSS Steve Kimberling Safety Award, KYASRO Awards and DARE Awards will also be presented.  


Concurrent Education Sessions
presented throughout the day at 7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:40 p.m.

*Check back later for specific time sessions will be offered.
Extra-Curricular/Event Safety: Reducing After-School and Weekend Risks 
Presented by Dan Orman, KY Center for School Safety
Most schools in Kentucky have followed trends and laws in ‘hardening’ school safety procedures from morning student arrivals to buses departing in the afternoons. There are still practices in many Kentucky schools from 3:30 p.m. on that are allowing school doors to be open and after school activities to carry on with only the program sponsors and evening custodial personnel officially on duty in the building.  21st Century, ESS, and many student groups participating in co-curricular activities leave students and staff at some level of potential risk for tragic events to take place. 
Wide-open doors and facilities, limited (if any) supervision, and leaving the school on “auto pilot” from 3:30 on simply are not options in Kentucky’s schools today.  Although we cannot prevent every potential crime and act of violence, this session will explore ways to reduce risks and to prepare for managing those incidents which cannot be prevented.  While the threat level may vary school to school and community to community, school administrators must take safety and security into account when allowing such activities to occur at school facilities.

Enhancing School Safety in Kentucky Schools Using Threat Assessment Teams, Protocols and Current Practices
Presented by Michael Williams, DPP and Team; Oldham County Schools
Threat assessment represents an important component of a comprehensive approach to school safety. With the requirement in SB1 of Threat Assessment Teams at all schools, this session will discuss the following: The goals of threat assessments in keeping schools safe and helping potential offenders overcome the underlying sources of their anger, hopelessness, or despair; Effective threat assessment teams and protocols provide school professionals with useful information about a student's risks and personal resources; sample Threat Assessment protocol used in one Kentucky school and the other potential student risks that can be identified and prevented through threat assessments such as: suicide, alcohol and drug use, physical abuse, dropping out, and criminal activity.

Kentucky School Security Marshall Update
Presented by Ben Wilcox, Ky School Security Marshal
Kentucky School Security Marshall Ben Wilcox will present the information and findings of the initial round of School Security Risk Assessments required by SB1 completed in all of Kentucky schools. Marshall Wilcox will have his 12 compliance officers in attendance to offer feedback to those administrators in attendance as well. Updates on legislative changes including SB8 will also be discussed as well as the update from DOCJT on new SRO information and any new trainings and certifications.

SRO Roundtable--Developing Effective School/Law Enforcement Partnerships
Facilitated by Chris Barrier-Chief, Montgomery Co. Schools Police, President KYASRO

So what can we do together?  In today’s times, school safety is in the forefront of everyone’s mind.  School safety is no longer just a law enforcement or school issue.  It is now a state and national issue requiring teamwork and cooperation among the law enforcement community and school administrators like no other time in history.  In this session, SRO’s and school administrators will focus on healthy relationships between administrators and law enforcement with school safety at the center of those relationships. Models will be highlighted and shared that have proven to be successful in education. 

Enhancing Access Control and Visitor Protocol – Culture Shift in Our Schools
Presented by Dan Orman, KY Center for School Safety
The impact of The School Safety and Resiliency Act (formerly Senate Bill 1) is making its presence known in school districts across the commonwealth. Several aspects of the measure, intended to enhance safety and security in all Kentucky schools, are essential to achieve the desired levels of safety and security. What do we do when budgets are tight and, although most measures have merit, how do we prioritize and settle on safety/security procedures (regardless of the size of the district) that will tighten up our schools for the real reasons we are all there – teaching and learning? Effective visitor protocol and access control measures require a continuous commitment on the part of everyone to keep students, staff and authorized visitors safe in every school setting. “Shall” versus “May” has significant impact on the importance of following specific parts of the law, especially concerning access control and visitor protocol amendments. 

Roundtable on Elementary School Safety: Elementary School Safety, Security, and Crisis Preparedness Issues
Incidents of school violence in recent years have touched all grade levels in K-12 school districts.  While the typical higher profile incidents of violence typically occur at secondary (middle and high) schools, elementary schools also require our attention in terms of safe school and crisis preparedness planning. This session will address the more common security issues addressed at elementary schools such as:

Non-custodial parent issues and domestic spill-over adult issues
Access control
Communications capabilities
Bullying and other aggressive behavior prevention
Supervision issues
Crisis preparedness planning
Physical security and related issues




Cost for the two-day event: $279

Register by June 22, 2020 to receive the early bird rate: $229

Overnight Lodging is available at
the Galt House
or by calling (800) 626-1814 and requesting the KASA room blockrate of $169 East Tower/$149 West Tower. To receive the KASA discounted rate, make reservations by
July 6, 2020.

Parking is available at a discounted rate of $16 per night in the hotel parking garages, including an additional 832 parking spaces which can be accessed from Third Street.

Registration Fee Includes:

 KYASRO, DARE, and KCPC FY2020 Membership

General Sessions with Hamish Brewer and
Dr. Tim Elmore

After Party on Wednesday evening

Breakfast on Thursday

Luncheon on Thursday

Access to the Exhibit Hall

Registration Materials:
Mobile App, Printed Program Guide, and
attendee gift