When is the MDOA Conference? July 12th, 2021 through July 16th, 2021
How much is the conference? $200 (This is a $25 dollar increase from before to help with rising costs.)
Who can attend conference? The MDOA DARE Training Conference is open to ALL LEO and Educators. You do not have to be a DARE Officer. Our courses will encompass all areas of law enforcement.
What is included? Officers will receive all their annual Mo POST required CEUs except for firearms. MDOA memberships are also included in the conference pricing.
How do we register? Download and complete the registration form below, then mail/email to MDOA.
How do we pay? MDOA can take check or online payment through the PayPal link below.
When is the registration deadline? Pre registration deadline is July 1st. ($25 late fee after July 1st).
What if I only attend 1 day? Educator or 1-Day training is $50.
Is the hotel included in the pricing? No. Attendees are responsible for booking their hotel reservations.
Are there COVID restrictions? Yes. We will be adhering to Local, State, and Federal COVID guidelines.
Can my family join me at the conference lunches? MDOA is not providing conference lunch for family but they are welcome to join us in the fun. Additional plates can be purchased on your registration form.
Attendees can Download & Print the above form, then mail completed form to MDOA with a check.
MDOA P.O. Box 541 Boonville, MO 65233
Email the form to email@example.com and make your online payment below.
We're going to The Lake of the Ozarks in 2021! Join us at The Old Kinderhook Resort for some relaxation and some fun. Nestled in the heart of Missouri lies over 700 acres of pristine green and breathtaking natural beauty. This charming getaway blends the luxuries of resort life with the active lake lifestyle you love. Take your pick of activities that range from golfing and hiking to boating, swimming, and fishing — and that’s only the beginning. As a destination for all seasons, The Old Kinderhook boasts glittering pools in the summer and glossy ice rinks and more in the winter. Old Kinderhook is a year-round resort ideal for vacations, weekend getaways, and the 2021 Missouri Dare Officer's Association Training Conference.
Nestled among beautiful valleys at the Lake of the Ozarks, lies one of America’s most spectacular courses.Old Kinderhook, a Tom Weiskopf signature course, is a 6,726-yard par 71 featuring zoysia tees and fairways with large bentgrass greens. It will challenge the most serious golfer, yet plays on the friendly side. The course is renowned for its unsurpassed drama: valleys, waterfalls, hills, trees and water hazards, plus its beautiful lake setting. The elevation changes and breathtaking views will thrill you at every hole. Rental Clubs Available.
Spa 54 at Old Kinderhook located at Old Kinderhook Resort, is a center of well-being that nurtures the mind, body and spirit, based around our heartfelt connection with nature. The Spa offers a number of wellness treatments for the body, facials and massages as well as Salon Treatments. We have full amenities for your use after any treatment, including a shower, steam room and use of our Lodge salt water pools.
Old Kinderhook’s premier restaurant serves delicious dinners. Enjoy gorgeous views and a warm ambiance. Our menus offer options for every occasion.
18″ of quality sand, night-time lighting, and a state of the art netting system provide two volleyball courts available to our guests. Located next to the Cabana this makes for a perfect outing for you and a couple of friends or a great team-building exercise.
Old Kinderhook Resort, 678 Old Kinderhook Dr, Camdenton, Mo 65020. 573-260-1247, www.oldkinderhook.com
Jason Fitzwater, a retired Chief of police has a total of 20 years in law enforcement beginning his law enforcement career in Florida. In February 2001 Jason started with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, in Bradenton Florida. Jason also worked for the Bradenton Police Department, and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. Jason worked in Florida for a total of eleven years before moving back home to Missouri in 2012 to continue his career in law enforcement. Jason worked in law enforcement for eight years in Missouri before he retired in February 2020 to run his company full time.
In February 2018, Jason and Sheriff Michael Neal of Monroe County Arkansas started N&F Training Solutions LLC. Over the last three years Jason has traveled to twenty-five states and within the United States and Canada training over a thousand law enforcement officers in Counter Ambush Tactics. Jason has written nine law enforcement courses for N&F Training Solutions LLC that are POST accredited not only in the state of Missouri but fifteen other states also. In 2018 Jason wrote “PTSD the Silent Sniper” course and has taught the training to over fifteen thousand law enforcement and Public Safety personal in the United States and Canada. Jason has been the keynote speaker at several conferences such as Texas Gang Investigators conference, Kentucky Tactical Officers Association, Tennessee Narcotics Officer Association conference. Jason has taught at the Missouri Police Chiefs Command College in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Officers will receive all their annual Mo POST required CEUs except for firearms.
"Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children"
Presented by Tara Brace
Darkness to Light is a leader in child sexual abuse prevention education, research, and advocacy. We empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. Our vision is a world free of child sexual abuse - a world in which adults form prevention-oriented communities that protect the child’s right to a healthy childhood.
Presented by Kathie Salas
"Bullying, Social Media, & Suicide"
Kenneth Suttner Update
Presented by Attorney April Wilson
The goal of this course is to discuss bullying as it relates to social media and the effect it has on suicide risk. The course will review how bullies employ different techniques to harass their victims and how bullying has been transformed by technology.
"Managing Risk in School
Law Enforcement Operations"
Presented by Weaver & Associates
During this 1-hour course, we will discuss general concepts of risk management, general categories of risk facing officers and agencies. We will delve in to specific risks facing law enforcement officers in the school environment and discuss strategies to mitigate these risks.
"Family Reunification Plans"
Presented by Deb Hendricks
MSBA Center for Education Safety
This course includes how to get the right child back with the right parent after an incident where the kids have to be sheltered for a time or evacuated. This can be from a natural disaster or a man-made incident. Either way, that chaos creates opportunities for “bad actors,” whether they are child traffickers or just non-custodial parents, to separate the kiddos from their parents.
"Understanding the Millennial Generation"
Presented by Cpt. Kevin Woodson
This course is designed to introduce participants to the Millennial Generation. Today’s workforce consists of more than 85% of the Millennial Generation. There is a defined divide between the Millennial Generation and past generations. We will discuss a better understanding the Millennial Generation and how they were raised, technological advancements, their expectations, and general statistics that make up the Millennial Generation.
"Special Education & DARE"
Presented by Ofc. David Burke
Washington Police Dept.
This course provides an introduction to the terminology, identification, and issues commonly encountered when addressing the needs of diverse students with disabilities. Officer's learn DARE specific instruction consistent with adopted content standards for students including understanding an IEP, developing lessons plans, and implementing fun new teaching activities in the special education classroom.
"Introduction to Sign Language"
Presented by Carol Heffernan
This course is an introduction to American Sign Language. It creates a visual-gestural environment that introduces ASL grammar and vocabulary without presenting English equivalents. This course includes interactive activities, cultural awareness education, and individual feedback.
"Surviving a Career Critical Incident"
Presented by Weaver & Associates
During this 2-hour course, we will discuss "career critical incidents"--anything that can result in prosecution, discipline, damage to your reputation, or civil liability; and anything else that can negatively affect your career or livelihood. We will discuss strategies for surviving, and thriving, when you are facing these challenging circumstances in these challenging times.
Monday July 12th, 2021
Tuesday July 13th, 2021
Wednesday July 14th, 2021
Thursday July 15th, 2021
Friday July 16th, 2021
First Track GPS, LLC is a Missouri company founded with a background based upon criminal pre-trial release. Its owners and managers are well respected in the criminal defense and judicial communities. Their expertise in the posting of bail and producing absconding defendants has made their involvement and addition of electronic monitoring an ideal complement to judicial pre-trial alternatives.
With over 70 years of legal experience, Dee Wampler and Joe Passanise have a deep understanding of state and federal criminal laws. They have successfully represented individuals in a range of matters spanning DWI violations to white collar criminal charges to drug offenses and other serious violations. Trial-tested, they provide high-quality advocacy in municipal, state and federal courts. Both attorney Wampler and attorney Passanise are regularly commended by local and nationally recognized organizations.
We need your help! Officers can join in on the fishing fun with our youth service project. Connect with local kids on an amazing fishing experience with local legend Bassin' Bob.
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 @ Evening
Kick back and relax. Throw on the Hawaiian shirts and sun screen for a great time in The Sand. BBQ, Music, and Games at the Cabana located at the Old Kinderhook. Kids enjoy making sand castles and searching for buried treasure.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Put some shine on that cruiser and join us for an amazing Cruise Night at Andy's Frozen Custard. We'll leave together from The Old Kinderhook and cruise 30 mins up Hwy 54 to Osage Beach Pkwy for some local food and treats.
*Family events dates, times, and locations are subject to change without notice.
We appreciate your commitment to our officers and their students.