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Ohio School Resource Officers Association

SRO Bus Driver Safety Workshop
Train the Trainer

School Bus

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hilliard Joint Safety Services Building
5171 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard OH 43026
(Central OH)

Registration & Flyer - CLICK HERE

The purpose of this workshop is to train School Resource Officers in the methods and techniques to best familiarize school drivers with emergency situations, scenarios of targeted acts of violence and to recommend possible courses of action to resolve these developments. SRO Jon Karl, from the North Royalton Police Department, has used these methods in his own community as well as shared his experience with other law enforcement agencies so that they have the necessary tools to instruct the bus drivers in their school districts.

Who Should Attend

  • School Resource Officers
  • School Principals
  • School Superintendents
  • School Bus Drivers

SRO Jon Karl from North Royalton Police Department, Detective David Sword (Bomb Tech.) and Ptl. Cerrito (expert on NIMS, ICS topics and firearms instructor.)


 8:00 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.           Registration
 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Classroom session
12:00 p.m. –  1:00 p.m.           Bus session

Location: Hilliard Joint Safety Services Building
5171 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Registration fee is $38 for OSROA members and $78 for non-members (OSROA members who have not attended the 2017 conference or renewed their membership dues by July 30, 2017 will be re-invoiced at the $78 non-member price.)

The fee includes training materials and morning refreshments. The higher $78 fee also includes a one year OSROA membership. Cancellations must be made 72 business hours prior to the training date.

Registration & Flyer - CLICK HERE

Curriculum Overview

Classroom demonstration

  • Participants will be introduced to instructing in weapon control and takeaway techniques. Discussion on concepts of “violence of action.”

Practical Exercise

Participants will be on a school bus where they will be introduced to various role-playing scenarios using prop weapons. Participants will learn how to demonstrate to bus drivers how to bring a situation to a resolution using practiced techniques. The various scenarios that will be covered are:

  • Bus occupant with a weapon or bomb
  • Fighting and disruptive behavior
  •  A.L.I.C.E. overview
  • Unauthorized person attempting entry on bus
  • Bus crashes
  • Emergency/medical situations