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2024 School Safety and Security Summit

The safety of students and staff is paramount to educational leaders and law enforcement agencies across the country.  If you have any connection with school safety and security, this is one conference you do not want to miss.


The annual School Safety & Security Summit uses a wholistic approach to school safety to provide invaluable information and resources to school and law enforcement leaders.  Come hear from experts from across the country and leave with actionable strategies to engage your community in the pursuit of safer, healthier schools and neighborhoods.


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“Every state across the country should be modeling what you are doing with this conference. It is the only conference like it in America that brings the right leaders together before the tragedy occurs.”

~ Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, former Superintendent, Newtown, CT

“One of the best I have ever attended! Scope, quality of speakers gave people a multi-faceted view of the issue. Ground breaking – Thank you!”

“Going to school to learn, feel safe and grow in a healthy environment while thriving without fear of harm should be the norm, not the exception.” 

      ~ The Honorable Paul Penzone, Maricopa County Sheriff

“All Speakers had relevant information!”

“The presenters and panels were so diverse and experts both locally & nationally.”

A tremendous, thought-provoking conference that causes you to think about important things in new ways and with a sense of urgency. 

  ~ Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent                                                      

Keynote Speakers

Dewey Cornell
Michele Gay
Susan Tellone
Missy Dodds
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Dr. Dewey Cornell Ph.D.

Principal Author
Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines

Virginia Youth Violence Project

Michele Gay


Co-Founder and Executive Director

Safe and Sound Schools 


Susan Tellone, RN, BSN, CSN, MSN

Clinical Director
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Missy Dodds

Former teacher and survivor of the Red Lake School shooting.

Safe and Sound Schools 

Jody Weis

Chicago Police Department, 2008 – 2011;

Special Agent in Charge
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2005 – 2008

Katey McPherson

Director Professional Development

 Bark for Schools

Breakout Sessions

Registrants will have the opportunity to attend multiple breakout sessions in various strands including Threat Assessment and Social/Behavioral Health.   Registrants do not need to select breakout sessions ahead of time.  Downloadable list of breakout sessions will be available in January, 2024.


General Information

This event is brought to you through the partnership of the Arizona Business & Education Coalition (ABEC), the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), and the Arizona School Administrators (ASA).



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