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Ohio School Resource Officers Association

SRO Bus Driver Safety Workshop
Train the Trainer

Business Driver Safety

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Hilliard Joint Safety Services Building

5171 Northwest Parkway
Hilliard, Ohio 43026 (Central Ohio) - DIRECTIONS

Flyer & Registration

The purpose of this workshop is to train School Resource Officers in basic methods and techniques to best familiarize school bus 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

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

Cost: Registration fee is $38 for OSROA members and $78 for non-members.

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.

Flyer & Registration


Classroom demonstration

  • Participants will be introduced to instructing in weapon control and simple 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 some basic techniques to bring a situation to a resolution and to familiarize the drivers with possible emergency scenarios. 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