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The Criminal Justice Institute, in conjunction with the Arkansas Safe Schools Association, the Office of the Attorney General, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services, will hold the 13th Annual Arkansas Safe Schools Conference on June 26 - 27, 2017 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, AR. This year's conference is an exceptional opportunity for participants to receive training on best practices in school safety, security, intervention/prevention, and emergency preparedness planning.

Conference attendee room rate is only $94.00 per night single occupancy and $10.00 each additional person. This rate includes breakfast. You may make hotel reservations by calling the hotel toll free at 1-866-657-4458 or the hotel directly at 501-907-4823.  To get the special rate of $94.00 per night, please mention you are attending the Arkansas Safe Schools Conference.  The deadline to make room reservations for the conference rate is June 4, 2017.


Continuing Education Credits
Conference presentations have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education as professional development hours for educators. Sworn law enforcement officers will receive CLEST credit.


The registration fee is $125.00 (Purchase Orders will be accepted) 

REGISTRATION:  -- Click here to register online for this year's conference

2017 Conference Tentative Agenda

Download Registration Form for mailing or faxing

Application for Exhibitor Space Form

2017 Conference Keynote Speakers

Leadership Awards Letter

Leadership Awards Criteria Letter Chief or Sheriff

Leadership Awards Criteria Letter Education Administrator

Leadership Awards Criteria Letter SRO of Year

Leadership Awards Nomination Form 2017

Car Contest Entry Form

To pay your registration fee, you may submit a Purchase Order (P.O.) Number when you register online or you may mail your check, payable to Arkansas Safe Schools Association, along with your registration form to:

Arkansas Safe Schools Association
c/o Chris Foley
P.O. Box 95293
North Little Rock, AR 72190

The registration fee includes:

To receive a refund of the registration fee, cancellation notice must be submitted in writing by June 5, 2017

Contact:  Vicki French, Safe Schools Program Coordinator, 501-570-8098 or email:  or Ashlee Jackson, Safe Schools Program Assistant 501-570-8079 or email: