U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to address school resource officers (SROs) from around the nation June 25, during the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) School Safety Conference in Reno, NV. Sessions' presentation will kick off the week-long conference.
"We are thrilled to host the nation's top law enforcement official at our conference," said NASRO executive director Mo Canady. "We also appreciate Attorney General Sessions' willingness to demonstrate, by his appearance, the importance of the roles that carefully selected, specially trained school resource officers play in keeping the nation's schools safe."
Sessions was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States on February 9, 2017. Prior to becoming Attorney General, Sessions served as a United States Senator for Alabama since 1996. Sessions' interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career, first as a practicing attorney in Russellville, Alabama, and then in Mobile. Following a two-year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977), Sessions was nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the State's chief legal officer until 1996, when he entered the United States Senate.
NASRO's 28th annual global conference takes place June 24-29 at the Peppermill Resort in Reno. The conference provides education and networking opportunities to SROs and other law enforcement officers, as well as school security and safety officials, school board members, administrators and anyone interested in school safety.
Last year, more than 900 people attended the annual NASRO school safety conference. It offers attendees opportunities to complete on-site NASRO training courses at no additional charge; receive in-service training; visit an exhibit hall with the latest in products, technologies and innovations; 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 www.nasro.org/conference/.