Earlier this week, members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit attended the 1st Annual C-PASS (Committee on Policing and Safeguarding Schools) School Safety Training Conference.

The conference focuses on training for School Resource Officers as well as school personnel through presentations and training exercises that examine and analyze past school incidents from the perspective of a victim, witness, school administration, and perpetrator, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, mental health education, bullying in schools, social media trends, understanding unique needs and topics relative to the LGBTQIA community and students with disabilities, along with officer wellness.

One of the many speakers was Jon Romano.

Mr. Romano was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2004 for a shooting at Columbia High School in East Greenbush. He was able to share his testimony in an effort to stop incidents similar to this from happening again.

This training provided pivotal updates to trends both local and national. The members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office take C-PASS seriously, as these endeavors are successful by understanding the importance of collaboration because, in the end, we are always BETTER TOGETHER.

Pictured Left to RightDeputy Fleury, Deputy Kinderman, Deputy Divovic, Deputy Houle, Sergeant Phair, and Livingston County Deputy Holt.

The Committee on Policing and Safeguarding SchoolsNew York State Sheriffs' AssociationThe "I Love U Guys" Foundation

To learn more about C-PASS please visit - https://www.c-pass.org