Keynote: The New School Police Force – Student-Focused

September 26, 2019

8:15 am - 9:30 am

Ronald Applin

Chief Ronald S. Applin

Atlanta Public Schools Police Department

Chief Ron Applin of Atlanta Public Schools presents the case for a new kind of school security. In 2016, APS launched its own police department designed in alignment with a national “triad” model where school resource officers counsel, police and teach. These officers represent a new kind of police – trained specifically for the school environment with skills in social emotional learning, positive behavior supports, restorative practices and crisis intervention for youth.