CLARKESVILLE (PRESS RELEASE) - Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and his School Resource Officer Program will be the host of the 2019 Georgia Association of School Resource Officers (GASRO) Conference to be held at the Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa on July 7th through the 10th of this year. This conference provides the latest training related to school safety and an opportunity for networking and collaboration to all school resource officers in the State of Georgia.
According to Ted Thomas, President of GASRO, “As a newly re-organized, growing organization, we wanted to find an experienced, progressive, and innovative law enforcement leader and agency to take the lead in planning, organizing and administrating the 2019 Georgia Association of School Resource Officers (GASRO) Conference. We had heard from several people about the incredible strides Sheriff Joey Terrell and the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) Program have made in connecting with the school community and in enhancing school safety through technology. From distinguishing SRO vehicles with school colors, school logos and special markings to the introduction of a school-specific, 2-way communication, anonymous cellular telephone reporting app known as RAIDERReport, Sheriff Terrell and the Habersham County School System are definitely at the forefront when it comes to school safety. With these facts in mind, it was clear that Sheriff Terrell and his SRO’s were the best choice for hosting our conference. Fortunately, Sheriff Terrell graciously agreed to assist us in this endeavor.”
“It was truly an honor to be asked to be the host sheriff and agency of this year’s GASRO conference. School Resource Officer Programs across the state are experiencing many new challenges when it comes to keeping schools safe. Whether it be dealing with issues that have been in the schools for years or new trends that are becoming more commonplace, it is imperative that we stay up to date on the latest technologies and training.
My hope is that the conference we present will offer SRO’s from across the State of Georgia an array of training opportunities, exposure to the latest school safety programs and tech tools, and an opportunity to network with other SRO professionals. Additionally, I hope that they take the time to enjoy some of the festivities of fun scheduled throughout the conference. “ – Sheriff Joey Terrell.