Next Board Meeting

will be

June 08, 2016


Lawrence, Ks.

at the

Double Tree



The Kansas Juvenile Officers Association (KSJOA) is an organization committed to Kansas kids.  KSJOA was established in 2009 by the merging of Kansas D.A.R.E. Officers Association (KDOA), and the Kansas School Resource Officers Association (KASRO).  Active membership is limited to those who work in the Kansas Juvenile Justice System, or educators who have active D.A.R.E., G.R.E.A.T., or SRO Officers.  

Associate and sustaining memberships are also available for those who are interested in supporting the purpose of the association.  Listed below are those who are eligible for an active membership.

Juvenile Court Services
Community Corrections
Juvenile Corrections
Electronic Monitoring
D.A.R.E. Officers
School Resource Officers
G.R.E.A.T. Officers
Law Enforcement Administrators
School Administrators
County / District Attorneys or ACA / ADA 

Message from Jerry

If anyone is going to go to Atlanta to the international DARE training conference. They are looking for flag carriers for the state of Kansas. 

Jerry Tenbrink 

From President Derrick Ploutz

The information for the golf tournament should be up on the KSJOA website ( in the next day or so.  Make sure to reserve your spot if you want to golf.


With the hotel changing companies, they won't be able to do online registrations or reservations through the call center.  Please make your reservations with the front desk at 785-841-7077. They will make sure these reservations are transferred to the DoubleTree system on our groupís behalf. If you have any questions, please contact  Heather Shull, Director of Sales, at 785-749-8932.


Make sure to get your awards nominations sent to Officer Allen Adams  Nomination forms are available on our website.


This is an election year for the 2nd Vice President spot.  Applications for election are also available on the website.  The election will take place during the conference. 


I know the school year is rapidly coming to an end.  Enjoy the last few weeks, and I look forward to seeing everyone in July.


Undersheriff Derrick Ploutz

Haskell County Sheriff's Office

KSJOA President


Advanced SRO attendees must register with NASRO
Advanced SRO attendees will have full conference access. 

Conference Registration

SRO of the Year Award

D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year Award 

Law Enforcement Administrator of the Year Award 

School Educator of the Year Award 

 If you know a SRO, DARE Officer, Law Enforcement Administrator, or School Educator in the State of Kansas that is deserving of an award for service, programs, or duties they have performed; now is the time to nominate them for 2016 Officer / School Educator of the Year. The Kansas Juvenile Officers Association is going to give the awards at the 2016 School Based Policing Conference in Lawrence, Kansas July  2016 at the annual banquet. We would like as many of you to nominate deserving officers and school educators that you feel may be eligible for this award.

The nomination form is attached below. Just fill it out and submit the form. We are looking for officers and school educators who have gone beyond the call of duty in assisting their students and citizens with service, programs, and other duties that set them apart from other officers, administrators or educators. Any SRO or DARE Officer, School Educator or Law Enforcement Administrator who has a DARE Officer or SRO in their school / department is eligible for the award.

Don't wait. Sign them up now for an award they can be proud of for years to come. If you have any questions you can e-mail 

Officer Allen Adams

(SRO, D.A.R.E., LEO, Educator of the Year Award Nomination Form)

Essay of theYear

(D.A.R.E. Essay of the year Nomination Form)






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