The Kansas Juvenile Officers Association (KSJOA) is an organization committed to Kansas kids.  KSJOA was established in 2009 by the merging of Kansas D.A.R.E. Officers Association (KDOA), and the Kansas School Resource Officers Association (KASRO).  Active membership is limited to those who work in the Kansas Juvenile Justice System, or educators who have active D.A.R.E., G.R.E.A.T., or SRO Officers.  

Associate and sustaining memberships are also available for those who are interested in supporting the purpose of the association.  Listed below are those who are eligible for an active membership.

Juvenile Court Services
Community Corrections
Juvenile Corrections
Electronic Monitoring
D.A.R.E. Officers
School Resource Officers
G.R.E.A.T. Officers
Law Enforcement Administrators
School Administrators
County / District Attorneys or ACA / 

Message from the President   

The KSJOA board has worked diligently in seeking a conference location for 2018 and 2019. We heard many requests to move locations, and we are! We are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the Four Points by Sheraton in Manhattan, KS for 2018 and 2019. Conference dates are scheduled for July 22-27, 2018 and July 21-26, 2019.

Our board has also been getting ready for the 2017 conference and golf tournament in Lawrence, KS. There is another great year of training scheduled, and we will again be working with NASRO to provide an Advanced SRO class at the same time as our conference. The conference schedule as well as registration is up at for the KSJOA conference for the Advanced SRO course. This years training will feature keynotes from Lt. Jim Glennon, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, and Maj. Travis Yates. Remember to book your rooms by June 30, 2017 to get the conference rate. Please continue to monitor our website and Facebook page for conference updates. 

I would also like to take a moment to really encourage everyone to be turning in DARE essays as well as nominations for SRO of the Year, DARE Officer of the Year, Law Enforcement Administrator of the year, and School Administrator of the Year Awards. There are plenty of people out there doing great things. Let us all hear about them with your nomination. 

Undersheriff Derrick Ploutz
Haskell County Sheriff's Office
300 S. Inman
PO Box 853
Sublette, KS 67877
(620)675-2289- Office
(620)675-2638- Fax

KSJOA would like to welcome our new  State D.A.R.E. Coordinator 
David Burlew

See more about David in the KSAG Liaison Tab

2017 Conference Training Hours

Monday, July 17, 2017 ----- Lt. Jim Glennon (6.5) hours
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 ----- Lt. Sam McGee (4.0) hours
                                              Eric Kowalczyk (4.0) hours
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 ----- Maj. Travis Yates (7.0) hours
Thursday, July 20, 2017 ----- Col. Dave Grossman (7.5) hours
Friday, July 21, 2017 ----- Ed Klumpp (1.0) hours

Total 30.0 hours

2017Conference Schedule


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