Learn how to prevent school crisis & violence with our 2-DAY CONFERENCE

11th National School Safety Conference | February 19-20, 2019 @ South Point Hotel, Las Vegas

Your chance to participate beefed Up school resiliency plan on school violence. Help your staff know what to do when school crisis comes.


What Are The Benefits Of
Attending This Conference?

There will be a collaborative learning and focused relationship building activities to provide networking opportunities to aid with short and long-term adoption of the initiatives.

You will earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) as you increase your skills (0.5 for Educators)

The conference theme is


It is collaboratively designed by an advisory board of school safety officers, first responder experts to help to educate, empower, encourage and engage schools in violence prevention activities. 

The conference will address topics of high concern as wide as ranging school violence:

*School Shootings

*Alcohol & Drugs


*Bomb Threats


*Child Abuse

*Gang Activity

*School Massacres

Catastrophic events such as:

*Pandemic Outbreaks


*Terrorist Attacks

*Technological Intrusions

We are giving 2 nights complimentary rooms to

FIRST 25 delegates only. First Come - First Serve Basis


  • DAY 1: february 19, 2019
  • day 2: february 20, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Delegate Registration

Guests arrive at the South Point Hotel Las Vegas Nevada and register. The registration desk will be open to everyone from 7:30am - 1:00pm. Hotel check in available from 3:00pm and onwards.

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Digital Threat Assessment

The clear majority of recent school violence attacks have had precursors leaked online in the form of social media posts. Knowing when, where and and how to look for this critical information is the current challenge we face and it is one that we will thoroughly address. There are simple and free online tools and techniques that all those responsible for ensuring the safety in your schools need to be using on a regular basis. Given our role in actively assisting school districts and police across North America, there will not be a more up-to-date presentation in terms of accessing social media.

We will cover the challenges that frontline investigators and school staff currently face including anonymous online threats, sexting and sextortion, swatting and doxing, geolocational utilities as well as dangers, image verification of fire arms and suicidal imagery, and searching Instagram by school location. Every school safety issue in 2017 now involves social media: Are you prepared?

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Digital Threat Assessment




Southwestern City Schools was awarded the Readiness and Emergency Management in Schools (REMS) Grant in 2008 and 2010. As the Project Director, Gary was tasked with conducting Security and Vulnerability Assessments, writing the Emergency Response Plans, developing Food Defense and Pandemic Plans, Digital Mapping, training, and much more. He implemented a Visitor ID system in every building, sat on the steering committee for a new Parent Notification System, and was the Team Lead for the re-engineering of the district’s two-way communication system to meet the FCC Narrow-banding requirements and the interoperability requirements of Homeland Security. Gary secured funding for a Tabletop and FullScale Exercise to test the district’s ERP and the new radio system. Gary attributes the successes of South-Western City Schools directly to the relationships built with First Responders.

Gary earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from Ohio University in 1982 and his MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton in 1988. In addition to his 30 years in education, he was a Police Officer for 23 years, working as a Juvenile Detective, Community Relations, bike patrol, and uniform patrol. Gary is a state certified School Resource Officer, a trainer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER), has extensive training in school violence, school law, threat assessment, gangs, and emergency response planning.

Gary is currently the CEO and President of Safeguard Risk Solutions. He continues to work with schools and businesses throughout the United States and overseas, sharing his experiences and best practices.



Tim Murphy is a psychologist and national leader in mental health reform.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh for his doctorate degree, Cleveland State University for his Master’s Degree and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Wheeling Jesuit University.  Dr. Murphy has been on the staff of a number of Pittsburgh area Hospitals and had his own private practice before becoming a Pennsylvania State Senator and then a Member of the US House of Representatives.

As a US Congressman he led the multiyear investigation into federal mental health policy and practice, culminating in his historic reform legislation "The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis" signed into law by President Obama in DEC 2016.

While a Member of Congress Dr. Murphy joined the Navy Reserve and practiced as a Navy psychologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda on an inpatient unit treating Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress, achieving the rank of Commander.  His active duty assignments included time aboard aircraft carriers and with Navy Special Warfare.

Dr. Murphy has written several professional articles and two books: The Angry Child and also Overcoming Passive Aggression. He resides in Pittsburgh with his family and now has a consulting practice specializing in health care, mental health and veterans care. Dr. Murphy has appeared on several hundred television and radio programs and is a frequent speaker on issues involving recovery from psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress, and mental health.

We are giving 2 nights complimentary rooms to

FIRST 25 delegates only. First Come - First Serve Basis

Who Should Attend?

Risk Managers

Parents & Community Leaders

Student Affairs Professionals

First Responders

Campus Safety Personnel

Psychological & Mental Health Professionals

Human Resource

Facilities Officers

Health & Safety Education Consultants

General Counsel

Business Officers

School Safety & Security Officer

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What's Included In The Registration Fee?

*Meals are included breakfast and lunch
*Continues Education Unit is provided
*Certificate of Attendance is being issued to all delegates

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  • Complimentary In-Room WIFI/Internet
  • Complimentary Fitness Center Access
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
  • In-Room Coffee Maker
  • 24-Hour Business Center Computer Access
  • Complimentary printing of Boarding Passes
  • Local/Toll Free In-Room Phone Calls

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