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One of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime will provide a keynote address at the annual conference of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). Retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.), will open NASRO's 25th annual School Safety Conference, which will take place July 5–10 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Florida Association of School Resource Officers (FASRO) will host the conference.

Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker, as well as one of the nation's leading law enforcement trainers. Author of the book "On Killing," he has served as a trainer and keynote speaker for all major national and international law enforcement training organizations. He has taught the representatives of thousands of federal and regional agencies in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

"We're honored to have Lt. Col. Grossman at our conference," said NASRO executive director Mo Canady. "Lt. Col. Grossman is definitely a favorite among our members and conference attendees. His message is inspirational and all about protecting and saving lives."

Last year, 800 people attended the annual NASRO conference, including school resource officers (SROs) and other law enforcement officers, as well as school security and safety officials, school board members, administrators, and others interested in school safety.

The conference offers attendees an opportunity to receive 30 hours of training; visit an exhibit hall with the latest in products, technology, and innovations; complete on-site NASRO training courses at no additional charge; and interact with SROs, school administrators, sheriffs, and chiefs of police from throughout the country and world. Available training includes NASRO's Basic SRO Course, ideal for law enforcement officers who are newly assigned to work in schools.

More information about the conference, including a complete agenda and online registration, is available at


NASRO is a not-for-profit organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend. NASRO is located in Hoover, Alabama, and was established in 1991. For more information, visit