2021 Summer Training

June 15 (Free Training for Attendees)
 8:00am -4:00pm - L.E.A.D. training (Offered in person and online)
 12:00pm – 12:45pm - Lunch Break (Food trucks on site for attendees to purchase lunch)
 Attendees must pre-register for to attend


June 16
 8:00am – 8:15am – IASRO Opening Remarks
 8:15am-12:15pm - Chief Tony Pustizzi (Ret.), 
o Active Killer and School Violence Preparedness  
 12:15pm – 1:00pm – Lunch Break Lunch Break (Food trucks on site for attendees to
purchase lunch)
 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Polk County Mental Health and other youth stakeholders
o Shifting from Trauma Informed to Trauma Responsive


 8:00-4:00 - Jermaine Galloway
o HIGH IN PLAIN SIGHT: Current Alcohol, Drug, and Concealment Trends and

 12:00pm – 12:45pm - Lunch Break (Food trucks on site for attendees to purchase lunch)







Chief Tony Pustizzi (Ret.), Active Killer and School Violence Preparedness  

June 16, 2021  8:15am-12:15pm


Chief Tony Pustizzi (retired) began his career with the Coral Springs Police Department in 1988. Over his 30-year tenure, he supervised every unit within the agency with a strong emphasis on investigations, including homicide and special victims. Tony served on the SWAT team for 15 years where the last eight he was team commander. Tony rose through the ranks to ultimately become chief of police in 2012. He also served as the city’s interim city manager and retired in March 2018 as the chief of police/deputy city manager. In January 2019, Tony came out of retirement to serve as the special counsel to the new sheriff of Broward County upon his appointment by the governor of the state of Florida.


During the school massacre on February 14, 2018, where a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, and killed 17 innocent people and injured another 17 students, Chief Pustizzi, along with members of his agency, arrived at the school within minutes of being notified and was instrumental in organizing a complex law enforcement approach, including stopping and capturing the killer and extracting victims from within the school was initiated.


Attendees will gain an understanding of the events that occurred that day as well as in the year following this tragic event from Chief Pustizzi’s unique perspective as one of the on-scene commanders. He will review his department’s response to the shooting and provide an analysis of the lessons learned. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the unique circumstances that contributed to the overall response and communication issues. Some points: dispatch and multi-jurisdictional issues (federal, state and local), active killer training and officer preparedness, coordination with family members (during and after the event), tactical considerations, media and political trap doors.






Polk County Mental Health and other youth stakeholders, Shifting from Trauma Informed to Trauma Responsive

June 16, 2021   1:00pm-4:00pm


Thanks to the wonderful advancements in medical technology, today we know much more about the human brain than we did just 10 years ago.  And now with all the research on trauma and the impacts it has on the developing brain, community stakeholders working closely with youth are faced to find more effective ways to interact with today’s youth.


This three-hour course will provide attendees an overview of the developing brain and the impacts of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  The training will then examine the mindset shift from being “Trauma Informed” to becoming “Trauma Responsive” by discussing researched based strategies in the areas of de-escalation, active listening, and restorative practices.  Specific strategies presented will be applicable for any community stakeholder working youth….parents, educators, social workers, juvenile court personnel and law enforcement officers.


This training isn’t about giving kids a break, but quite the opposite.  It’s about holding them accountable while providing them support and developing a positive relationship.  This training will challenge you and you won’t leave empty handed!









Jermaine Galloway, HIGH IN PLAIN SIGHT: Current Alcohol, Drug, and Concealment Trends and Identifiers

June 17, 2021  8:00am-4:00pm


This training full day training is for educators, prevention providers, coalition members, law enforcement, probation officers, school administration, treatment, counselors, and parents. It will  cover alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alcopops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs. This session can also cover common stash compartments that can be used to hide weapons inside everyday clothing containers and other items, along with the relationship between alcohol, drug and violence tendencies.  This session is unique, in that it provides over 120 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with. In today's culture everything is person-specific and has different meanings to different individuals. Meanwhile, certain items have gained popularity in the alcohol and drug scene - which changes every day. Officer Galloway tailors this session to each community that he teaches in, and constantly updates this training to keep up with the current trends. Once in your community, Officer Galloway conducts a community scan spending time walking through many of your local malls, convenience stores and retail stores, identifying popular culture alcohol and other items that promote drug abuse. This allows the community to know what is going on nationally and locally in their own retail stores. For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, you MUST know what is going on in your community.



If you are interested but unable to attend, please follow L.E.A.D instructions to on page listed above to attend the training.

L.E.A.D.- Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence, is the only evidence-based, K-12, tested and proven effective, anti-drug/anti-violence curriculum delivered by law enforcement in the United States.  L.E.A.D. has 2500 instructors in 32 states and is the most rapidly growing substance abuse prevention program in the United States..  L.E.A.D. has partnered with the Mendez Foundation to deliver their Too Good Curricula. Officers attending this training will be certified as a L.E.A.D. Instructor in the K-8 Too Good for Drugs Curricula and the Too Good for Violence-Social Perspectives K-8 Curricula.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 




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