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NEW 2018 / 10 / 02

District Wide Monthly School Safety Training 2018 - 2019


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2018 / 05 / 06

President’s Message & Topic of the Month - The Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act

By: Chief Ian A. Moffett, President

Florida Senate Bill 7026 was signed by Governor Rick Scott on March 9, 2018, which was promulgated into law under FS 1006. This new legislation is now called the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act. This new public safety act provides for codifying and establishing the Office of Safe Schools within the Florida Department of Education (DOE) which will serve as a central repository for the best practices, training standards, and compliance regarding school safety and security. The important action that is proscribed in this new legislation is the word standards. In fact, standards can be considered something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example. The legislature provided for standards in school safety by mandating a law enforcement officer, in the form of school resource officers or school safety officers, to be assigned to each school facility.

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2018 / 03 / 13

President’s Message & Topic of the Month - The Dynamically Changing Role of School Resource Officers (SRO’s)

By: Chief Ian A. Moffett, President and Sergeant James Ream, Secretary

The role of the School Resource Officer (SRO) has dynamically changed to one of a School Police Officer (SPO). This SPO is expected to continue the role of the original SRO, and also provide quality law enforcement functions. SPO’s duties are to detect crime, track crime, reduce violent and nonviolent conflicts, protect the school’s population, and protect the school’s property. Taking all of these new duties into consideration, training and law enforcement practices are being revamped in order to provide a practical means of reducing school based violence.

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2018 / 02 / 06

President’s Message & Topic of the Month - The Importance of School Resource Officers (SRO’s) 

By: Chief Ian A. Moffett, President and Sergeant James Ream, Secretary

As we just celebrated Martin Luther King Day with the emphasis on nonviolence, peace and equality for all, I ask all of you to not forget about our youth who have been injured or murdered due to violence. Often, the violence that takes our youth lives takes place in our communities that we live in or provide services to. Over the past decades, I have seen this violence, within our communities, infiltrate into our schools. Despite, these tragic events that take place, our schools continue to be safe places for learning to take place and are often the only structures that are safe havens for our children. This is not by accident, but it is by design of school safety programs...

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2017 / 12 / 04

School Discipline Extends to the Home and After-School Events

By: Larry D. Johnson

How serious a problem would you say discipline is in the public schools in your community? That’s a question that many school parents are asking themselves as well as those with no children in school. The conversation that I continue to hear is that parents are felling there is “fairly serious or very serious” concerns about discipline in schools...

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2017 / 08 / 25

Our Sincerest Condolences on the Loss of Fellow School Resource Officer Thomas Orr

On behalf of National Association of School Safety And Law Enforcement Officials (NASSLEO), I am writing this letter to express our great sorrow for the loss of School Resource Officer Thomas Orr. Although he was not killed in the line of duty, we know that his services and dedication were of the ultimate sacrifice; and for that he will always be remembered and honored. The death of an officer is always a great tragedy...

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2017 / 07 / 24

NASSLEO Announces Student Scholarships Awards Receptions

Miami, Florida – The 48th Annual NASSLEO Conference hosted by the Miami Dade School Police Department, was held at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in beautiful Miami, June 26th to June 30th, 2017. At the President’s dinner, President Ian Moffett and NASSLEO Scholarship Chairperson Minaz Jivraj announced the following NASSLEO Student Scholarship Awards to the following students from Canda and the USA...

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2017 / 05 / 24

Bylaw Announcement

In accordance to current bylaws, Amendment of the bylaws by the members shall require a minimum (30) thirty-day notice to the Regular Members and Associate Members. The attached bylaws version 3.0 are the proposed amendments. A separate email will be sent out to all members with the password and instruction on providing any comments, edits, or suggestions on the proposed changes to the bylaws version 2.0.

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Public Safety one2one Peer2Peer Discussion Summary

Municipalities and large K-12 school districts from around the US participated in peer to peer roundtable discussions about some of their top issues and challenges.

5 days of school shootings, lockdowns, scares jolt U.S. campuses

Every day this week a shooting, lockdown or scare jolted five campuses across the nation.

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Court: School Cleared in Gun Search

A state appeals court ruled Thursday that the warrantless search that turned up a gun in a Northwestern High student's backpack was reasonable in light of recent school shootings.

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Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008

The Congressional Badge of Bravery review board is now accepting nominations for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. The online application system is availabe from December 13, 2013 - February 15, 2013

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Tips to Avoid Being Scammed This Holiday Season

In advance of the holiday season, the FBI reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information.

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Meet the new West Regional Director

NASSLEO would like to introduce the new Region V West Director, Beth Spafford.

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NASSLEO Cooperative Purchasing Success Stories

Find out more about success stories where school districts used GSA contracts to save time and money.

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Strolling Silver Strings Perform at NASSLEO Conference Dinner

NASSLEO was pleased to have the Strolling Silver Strings perform at our Annual Conference Dinner.

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2013 School Safety Leadership Symposium

The Leon County Schools is partnering with the Florida Association of School Administrators to bring you a combined training conference and exposition on school safety and security.

NASSLEO Announces Open Positions

NASSLEO is searching for candidates to fill the positions opening after the next conference.

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Fake Sandwich Concealment

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Public Safety Officer Medal Of Valor - Nomination Period Open

On May 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will begin accepting nominations for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV). MOV is the highest national award that can be bestowed on civilian public safety officers and is awarded by the President of the United States to officers who have exhibited extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty...

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NASSLEO VP makes Chief

Congratulations to Ian Moffett from the NASSLEO Board of Directors on his new position of Chief of Miami Dade Schools Police Department.

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Thank You to Billy Sasser for sending the following

The Virtual Roundtable "Conducting Security Assessments Posted Webinar; A Guide for Schools and Houses of Worship" conducted on May 1, 2013 is now available for streaming on It is also posted and available for download on

Public Corruption Investigation Conference Fighting Corruption, Fraud and Unethical Conduct in Government: An Investigator's Manual

The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and The Miami Police Department Training Center invite you to attend a two-day conference for investigators, auditors, compliance officers and prosecutors in criminal justice, government and financial organizations on techniques and practices unique to public integrity investigations...

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Straight-A teen dies after inhaling computer cleaner amid 'huffing' trend

A 14-year-old honor student from Northridge, Los Angeles, died this week after inhaling computer keyboard cleaner, a growing trend among students as young as eighth grade.

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No Easy Solution to Safety in Schools

NASSLEO President Augustine Pescatore said there isn't a one-size-fits-all plan for school safety.

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White House Holds Event on Creating Model Emergency Management Plans for Schools, Institutions of Higher Education, and Houses of Worship

Event is part of the implementation of the 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence announced on January 16th.

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Letter from the President of NASSLEO

On behalf of the NASSLEO Executive Board Members and Regional Directors we wish you a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year!

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Miami Police Training Center MLMP Workshop

Miami Police Training Center is offering a workshop that focuses on the challenges facing our schools, safety personnel, parents and students.

Miami Police and Do the Right Thing with students from within city of Miami schools.

Miami Police and Do the Right Thing with students from within city of Miami schools.

The Colorado Briefing, A National School Safety Leadership Symposium at Columbine.

CASLEO will be hosting a first of its kind (one time only) event at Columbine High School. The seating is limited and only the first people to respond will have confirmed seats.

What you need to know about taking pictures on your smartphone.

Pictures you've e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could leak information that can threaten your safety or that of your children.

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22nd Annual Problem-Oriented Policing Converence.

Each year, police officers, supervisors and executives, as well as crime analysts and researchers, come together to discuss what they've learned about reducing specific crime and safety problems.

Announcing Miami Police Department Training Center's Terrorism 360.

The goal of this course is to enhance the participant's awareness and working knowledge of terrorists and their organizations by first studying the subject from a global perspective and then focusing on the potential local impact.

Announcing the NASSLEO Email Group.

We have added an email group to our system so that we can better communicate with our members. This will also allow our members to communicate with each other to be a resource to one another.

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FBI E-Shopping and E-mail Warnings for the Holidays

This holiday season the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reminding people that cyber criminals continue to aggressively create new ways to steal money and personal information.

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Tips for Parents or Guardians that NASSLEO recommends

The U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have compiled ten (10) Tips for Parents or Guardians that NASSLEO recommends.

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Did You Know These Facts Related to School Violence?

That violence has more than tripled in PG-13 movies since the rating was introduced in the mid-80s?

That schools have been involved in 1/3 of all mass shootings in the U.S. since 2000?

That 25% of students say they do not have a single teacher they can go to for personal advice?

That you can play an on-line video game entitled "Shooting at Sandy Hook" where you start by killing the mother at home and then go to the school, just as the real life shooter did?

December 14th is the one year anniversary of the shooting at the aforementioned Sandy Hook Elementary School. WSSCA will present a special Newsletter to commemorate that event. Our staff will address the aforementioned facts plus more. Watch for it in mid-December. And tell your friends.

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50th Annual Conference - Orlando Florida - Orlando World Center Marriott - July 1st to July 3rd, 2019

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Celebrating our 50th year as Pioneers in K-12 School Safety and Security! The National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials is devoted to a safe learning environment for the K-12 educational system. We provide best practices, networking capabilities and professional development for our national and international membership.

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