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2013 Virginia School and Campus Safety Training Forum and State D.A.R.E. Conference

August 5 - August 7, 2013
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA



DCJS is partnering with the following departments and organizations to bring you this combined training opportunity: the National Association for School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials (NASSLEO), the Virginia Department of State Police and the Virginia D.A.R.E. Association for the annual Virginia D.A.R.E. State Conference, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Office of the Attorney General, and Virginia Department of Health.

In its thirteenth year, the Virginia School and Campus Safety Training Forum will feature topnotch keynote speakers and useful workshops for more than 600 participants in the fields of law enforcement, security, elementary, secondary and K-12 education, counseling, and more.

Participant Registration and Cost

Pre-registration is required. The conference registration fee for participants is $100.00 per person inclusive of one optional specialized training ($25 separately). Other optional events are listed below:

  • An opportunity to become a NASSLEO Member (or renew existing membership)
  • A NASSLEO Reception
  • NASSLEO Host City Night
  • And a NASSLEO President's Dinner

NASSLEO Membership and Special Event Details: 
Virginia Resident - NASSLEO membership 1 year: $125
Non Virginia Resident -NASSLEO membership 1 year: $225
NASSLEO Membership fees to include:
1 ticket to: Welcome Reception ~ 1 ticket to : Host City Night ~ 1 ticket to : Presidents Award Banquet
On-Site NASSLEO event fee for conference attendees: $115.00
Companion Rate:
~ Reception $30 ~ Host City Night $40 ~ Presidents Banquet $60 

NASSLEO Welcome Reception
Sunday August 4, 2013 (5:00-7:00 p.m.)
Welcome Reception - Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Ballroom
Meet the NASSLEO Board of Directors and members.
Entertainment by DJ  C. Face for your listening and dancing pleasure!   Refreshments provided

NASSLEO Host City Night
Monday August 5, 2013 (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
Host City Night Fun and Entertainment - Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Ball Room
Meet NASSLEO school security professionals from across the nation in a relaxed atmosphere with live entertainment provided by Hampton Roads' finest RaJazz for your listening and dancing pleasure. Refreshments provided 

NASSLEO President's Banquet
Tuesday August 6, 2013 (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
President's Dinner and Scholarship Award Ceremony- Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Ball Room
Special Guest - Dr. Samuel King, Superintendent Norfolk Public Schools and the Norfolk Public Schools Strolling Strings

Additional entertainment provided by DJ C. Face 

Costs for each will be calculated during the registration process. To register, click an option below:

  • 08/05/2013 - 08/07/2013 - Hampton, VA (Vendor)

    • Hampton Roads Convention Center
      1610 Coliseum Drive
      Hampton, VA 23666    map

  • 08/05/2013 - 08/07/2013 - Hampton, VA (Attendee)

    • Hampton Roads Convention Center
      1610 Coliseum Drive
      Hampton, VA 23666    map


The Forum will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA.

Lodging and Meals

Our host hotel is the Embassy Suites Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa and Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia at 1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA.

A plated lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday.

Reservations By Telephone:

Reservations for the event can be made by individual attendees directly with Embassy Suites by calling reservations at 1-800-EMBASSY 24 hours a day or 757-827-8200. Please ask for "In-House Reservations" Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm. The name of our group for reservation purposes is the VA SCHOOL SAFETY FORUM and this is the name to use when calling reservations to secure a sleeping room.

Overflow Hotel Information

Courtyard Hampton - 1917 Coliseum Dr Hampton, VA 23666
Call Marriott Reservations at (800) 321-2211

Please identify yourself as part of the DCJS Room Block staying at the Courtyard Hampton in Hampton, Virginia in order to receive the $77 State rate. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The cut-off date to make reservations is currently Monday, July 22. After this date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale and will only accept more reservations on a space and rate available basis.

Online Reservations: "enter" arrival & departure dates, number of rooms and occupants. "Click" add special rate codes for group rate "enter" under Group code: VSC then "click" check availability and complete your reservation information.

The group rate is $77.00 per suite, per night plus taxes for single occupancy, and ten dollars for each additional occupant for reservations made under this block. Reservations are based on availability at the time of your call so please do not delay in reserving your room. Cutoff date for group rate is Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Other lodging accommodations are available within walking distance of the conference facility.

Lunch will be served to registered participants each day of the Forum. Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and most meal costs.


Additional Information

For more information, please contact these DCJS staff members by e-mail or telephone:

Shellie MacKenzie or 804.225.1863
Jessica Smith or 804.786.5367
Kathi Lee or 804.786.4303
Donna Michaelis or 804.371.6506 


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