The Kansas Juvenile Officers Association and it’s members are sickened by the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. We are praying for the victims, families, the Uvalde community and first responders.
Good morning. I am happy to announce Special Agent Randy Combs as the newly appointed State D.A.R.E. Coordinator in the Kansas Attorney General's Office. Randy is replacing Dave Burlew who retired after many years of faithful service.
Randy is no stranger to KSJOA or law enforcement. During his career as a master deputy with the Kearny County Sheriff's Office, he served as a D.A.R.E. officer and SRO. He was a NASRO SRO Practitioner, KSJOA D.A.R.E Officer of the Year (2010) and KSJOA Past President (2015).
Randy's contact information is at this link (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator) and under the Resources tab on the website.
I want to personally thank KS Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Special Agent Combs for their continued support of law enforcement and KSJOA.
Special Agent / State D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Kansas Attorney General's Office
KSJOA has received some media inquiries regarding the March 4th shooting at Olathe East High School. KSJOA has released the following statement:
"The Kansas Juvenile Officers Association is comprised of law enforcement officers, school administrators and others whose goal is keeping Kansas schools safe. School resource officers and D.A.R.E. officers must be carefully selected and well trained. They serve as a teacher, informal counselor and when necessary, law enforcement.
By all reports available so far, Olathe Police SRO Clark's heroic actions at Olathe East High School prevented further injury and loss of life. A report of a student with a gun requires school officials to notify law enforcement. Fortunately, Officer Clark was assigned to the school and able to assist the administration immediately. The use of a ghost gun in this incident and availability of these type of weapons is concerning.
KSJOA fully supports our membership making positive relationships with students every day and wish all those affected at Olathe East a speedy recovery."
President Jon AdkinsKansas Juvenile Officers Association
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Greetings! I want to be the first to welcome you to the new KSJOA website. This website will allow us to have better communication with our membership, manage conference registration and promote the association.
Our 2022 KSJOA Annual Training Conference will be in Wichita at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview on July 18-21. Registration for the conference is open on our website. You may pay with a card online or print an invoice to mail a check. The conference agenda is being finalized and will be posted very soon.
Last Friday, many of us sent our thoughts and prayers to those involved in the shooting at Olathe East High School. By all reports, Olathe Police SRO Erik Clark did his job well and undoubtedly prevented further injury and loss of life. We wish Officer Clark, Asst. Principal Dr. Kaleb Stoppel and all those who were affected a speedy recovery.
Thanks for all you do to keep students safe every day!
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