The Florida Association of School Resource Officers provides the most advanced and
comprehensive training for school-based police and school administrators. FASRO is the
oldest school policing organization in the United States and currently has over 600
members. FASRO seeks quality presenters nationwide to address current issues facing
school safety, security, and crime prevention.
More importantly, FASRO provides Florida
specific training . This year’s annual training conference will focus on active shooter
training for both law enforcement and school personnel. FASRO is pleased to announce
that Don Alwes from the National Tactical Officers Association will be our featured
speaker. FASRO also offers many other classes to include SRO Single Person Response to
Active Shooters presented by the Florida SWAT Association, Pulse Night Club Shooting
and Response with Deputy Chief Rolon Orlando Police Department, Boston Marathon
Bombing with Retired Chief Daniel Linskey Boston Police Department, and Florida Legal
Updates with Assistant State Attorney Maria Schneider 17 Judicial Circuit.
FASRO will continue to partner with the Florida Office of the Attorney General to provide
Basic SRO training for new school resource officers at our annual conference. This year we
have doubled the capacity for the upcoming Basic class as well as we have added an
Advanced SRO class. FASRO has also partnered with the Florida Association of School
Administrators to present a 1-day training for education personnel, which will have national
speakers Curt Lavarello speaking on School Safety Assessments and Don Alwes on School
Administrators response to Active Shooters.
With the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School FASRO is more
focused than ever of protecting our most precious resource, the children of the state of
Note: FASRO will be hosting two Basic SRO classes this year which will be taught concurrently during the Conference.
People can register for the FASRO Conference or the SRO Basic Class, but not both as the SRO Basic Class has a 40 hour course requirement
in order to complete the Basic SRO Certification.
SRO Basic Class Attendees will be able to attend FASRO Conference nightly activities as well as being eligible for Conference giveaways.
We are excited to announce that Florida State University Chief of Police David Perry will be presenting an overview of the 2014 shooting at FSU. We have also added a
presentation of "Stop the Bleed." Stop the Bleed is a DHS national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts
that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
Don Alwes National Tactical Officers Association
Active Shooter in the School Environment.
Don is a lead instructor in the areas of Active Shooter Response and School and Workplace Violence.
He has consulted on various subjects with both the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice, including the NIJ School Safety Technical
Working Group. He has developed, performed, and supervised vulnerability assessments for various facilities, including many schools.
Jermaine Galloway Idaho Law Enforcement Officer
“Tall Cop Says Stop”
Jermaine played Division I basketball and received his BA from the University of San Francisco.
He spends much of his time today speaking to youth at school assemblies, professionals at drug prevention
trainings and parents at town hall meetings. To date, he has trained more than 105,000 people nationwide and internationally.
He has also conducted more than 1000 community scans at a variety of locations.
Orlando Rolon Deputy Chief / Orlando Police Department
Pulse Night Club Shooting
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, 29, entered Pulse nightclub with an assault rifle and handgun,
opening fire on club patrons while holding them hostage. During the attack,
Mateen killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others, making it the deadliest
mass shooting in U. S. history. Mateen was eventually killed during a shootout with Orlando Police.
Curt Lavarello Executive Director / School Safety Advocacy Council
Assessing your School for the Unthinkable "Preparing before the Response"
This session will focus upon the need for schools to properly assess/audit their schools challenges in school safety.
Curt Lavarello has performed hundreds of school safety assessments across the nation and will share what has become
best practices and challenges to keeping children and staff safe. An emphasis will be placed on practical, common-sense
steps that school administrators, counselors, threat assessment teams, crisis teams, and safety officials can take for
more cognitive, less emotional responses to school threat scenarios..