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Welcome to the 2022 Missouri Dare Officers Association Training Conference


Registration Information

When is the MDOA Conference? July 18th, 2022 through July 22nd, 2022

Where is the Conference? Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, Springfield, Missouri

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.


To begin the registration process, enter your email address and click on the search button. If your email is not found, click on Add Person to enter your information.

Make checks payable to:  MDOA

MDOA P.O. Box 541 Boonville, MO 65233 

Questions Email missouridare@gmail.com

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center

Through the waterfall-lined gates and around the bend, the vibrant colors and lush greenery of Springfield’s only resort-inspired hotel and convention center will be calling your name. Once inside, you’ll be welcomed by a staff ready to make sure you have what you need but more importantly, everything you want. Relax, indulge, go to bed early or stay up late, there are no rules here. When you stay with us, you are one step closer to finding your own personal oasis. The Oasis is a year-round resort ideal for vacations, weekend getaways, and the 2022 Missouri Dare Officer's Association Training Conference.

  • MDOA Room Rate: $99 for King or Double Queen Suites after local fees and tax exemption. 
  • MDOA will provide free snack  items and coffee for attendees at the conference.
  • For any other questions contact Brent Forgey at bforgey@nixa.com or 417-725-2510

Fire & Ice Restaurant

Featuring Springfield’s only Ice Bar, Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar is an experience not to be missed. A delectable array of menu options include: delicious seafood, dry-aged certified Angus steaks, and an eclectic mix of entrees, appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. Watch our culinary masters at work with our open plan kitchen. Fire & Ice is where you are sure to get “cool” cuisine in a “hot” atmosphere!

Top Golf

Topgolf venues connect communities of fans in meaningful ways through technology, entertainment, food & beverage, and the belief that Topgolf is the place wher eone can discover common ground no matter the occasion. These multi-level venues feature high-tech gaming, climate controlled hitting bays, a chef-drivin menu, and music.

Bass Pro Shop

INSPIRING EVERYONE TO ENJOY, LOVE AND CONSERVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS. Visit North America's premier outdoor and conservation company

Springfield Cardinals

Enjoy the Springfield Cardinals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's 11-time World Champion St. Louis Cardinals since 2005.

Springfield Oasis Hotel, 2546 North Glenstone, Springfield, Mo 65803. 888-532-4338, www.springfieldoasis.com

2022 Keynote Speakers

 Lt. Brian Murphy, Oak Creek (Wisconsin) Police Department (Ret.) draws on his own experience responding to a mass shooting. Murphy will discuss the importance of training and how what you do every day could save your life. Murphy was the first officer on the scene on Aug. 5, 2012, after a 40-year-old gunman fatally shot six people and wounded four others at a Sikh Temple. He will go through the incident in detail showing actual video footage and lessons learned. Murphy later earned the Congressional Badge of Bravery and Presidential Medal of Valor.

2022 Course Descriptions


Millennial and Gen Z Generations

Instructor: Captain Kevin Woodson

Captain Kevin Woodson with the Cole County Sheriff's Department will be teaching about Millennial and Gen Z Generations. He will be discussing the difference between training and coaching as well as how to attract millennials and Gen Z to work for you. He will also be discussing what makes up Millennials and Gen Z in general and statistics of these two groups. 

2 Hours - Interpersonal Perspectives 

Missouri Medical Marijuana and Trending Drugs

Instructor: Cpl. Ryan Hutton - MSHP

Review Amendment 2 of the Medical Marijuana Law as it pertains to law enforcement. Discuss the Department of Health and Senior Services Rules and Regulations on Medical Marijuana as they pertain to Law Enforcement. Students are periodically given scenarios throughout this block of instructions and must provide the appropriate actions. This course will also review and discuss the origins, of Khat and Kratom. Methods of consumption of for each drug will be identified as well as how these drugs may affect the human body after consumption. Students will also review each drug's legal status. The marijuana cannabinoid delta-8-THC will be reviewed. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to list and identify how delta-8-THC can be used, its effects on the consumer and its legal status when derived from hemp v. cannabis.

2 Hours - Legal Studies

1 Hour - Technical Studies

Family Reunification after a Disaster or Emergency

Instructor: Debra Hendricks - MSBA

This course is designed to familiarize participants with family reunification and provide an understanding of why comprehensive family reunification planning is an important part of recovery after an emergency or disaster. Provide the participants with an overview of the critical task of reunifying families after an emergency or disaster, define the roles and responsibilities of participants during the family reunification process, and ways to institute reunification into their emergency operations plans.

2 Hours - Technical Studies

Understanding the RIFT

Instructor: Lt. Shayne Duryea - CCSO

This class will be interactive and entertaining to learn the history and legal aspects of Racial Profiling and how to reduce Implicit Bias in policing. How to increase integrity in law enforcement by the legality of fair and impartial policing. It will also cover resolving conflicts between LE and citizens and successful de-escalation of hostile situations.

1 Hour - Racial Profile
1 Hour - Implicit Bias
1 Hour - De-escalation

Substance Misuse Disorders as it Pertains to Mental Health 

Instructor: Genia Calvin

This 3-hour course covers mental health, compared to mental illness, and how mental illness affects those in our communities. Further, this course discusses substance abuse disorder. It will also discuss biases and stigmas surrounding mental illness that can negatively affect our decision-making process and communication.

3 Hours - Interpersonal Perspectives
1 Hour - Implicit Bias

Bully 101

Instructor: Carrie Boekeker-Larson

This presentation will be a guide to what schools are using to define bullying, best practices, and how bullying impacts all students. It also addresses how to include the majority of students who are not bullying nor are the target of being bullied.

2 Hours - Interpersonal Perspectives

Signs of Suicide and Behavioral Risk Assessment

Instructor: Coleen Pace and Glen Moore

This training educates participants about the signs and symptoms of adolescent depression and suicide. Participants will be better able to recognize, utilize ACT (Reg TM) and help struggling adolescents. In addition, the program includes a deeper dive into the prevalence of mental health issues, high risk groups, and how adults can respond confidently and empathetically to youth concerned about themselves or someone they know.

Attendees will be able to define what constitutes behaviors that may pose a threat in schools and define the difference between making a threat and posing a threat after completing an overview of behavioral risk assessment. Attendees must demonstrate the knowledge that not everyone who poses a threat makes a threat. Attendees will be able to list concerning behaviors in students and be able to list behaviors seen in students that might indicate a need for intervention. Answers may include anything detailing indications of psychopathy, psychosis, and/or trauma. Attendees will also discuss ways to implement Behavioral Risk Assessment Teams in schools and discuss the steps needed to implement Behavioral Risk Assessment Teams in their schools, e.g. who should be on the team, how they will use the tool, etc.

3 Hours - Interpersonal Perspectives

Introduction to the Interdiction for the Protection of Children

Instructor: Lt. Brad Bearden - MSHP

Lt. Brad Bearden of the MSHP usually teaches this course over a two-day period. (16 hours) This four-hour course is a condensed version of that instruction. It will cover the frequency and types of child abductions and sexual assaults of children along with the motivations of the offenders. You will also get recourses that can assist in those investigations.

4 Hours - Technical Studies

Juvenile Law Updates

Instructor: Scott Summers

The course will present relevant, updated case-law and statutes that will provide the participants the ability to apply and put into practice the new laws they learn. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss nuances in the laws and holdings with other participants and real-world examples will be used to enhance the participants understanding of the material. At the end of the session the participants will be able to demonstrate and evaluate new laws and case holdings related to search and seizure in schools, First Amendment rights of students, and questioning students in a school setting.

1 Hour - Legal Studies

1 Hour - Technical Studies

True Values

Instructor: Carrie Boekeker-Larson

This presentation will help students examine what and who is important to them. Through this careful process the adult can create a bond and find out more about each student. By taking this personal inventory, students evaluate and identify what relationships and what possessions they value. Attendees will learn what to be mindful of when doing this activity. Also, how to be mindful of students with past trauma and discuss how it feels to lose something valuable and empathetically discuss why that is important.

2 Hours - Interpersonal Perspectives

20 Years of Lessons Learned - From Columbine to Parkland

Instructor: John McDonald

This 3-hour block of instruction will look at 20 years of lessons learned, failures and struggles from Columbine to Parkland and beyond and discuss why systems and people continue to make the same mistakes. The course will address the influence of the Columbine Effect and those attackers it has and continues to inspire as well as the emergence of the threat assessment and threat management practices and protocols that identify a person engaging in both proactive and reactive attack behavior at the earliest possible moment and how managing the threat can save lives. This course will discuss the role of law enforcement as both educator and protector, acting as a trusted adult, building a bridge with community and through that lens how information is developed to identify those that would perpetrate mass casualty violence.

3 Hours - Technical Studies

First Impact, Missouri Graduated Driver License Law

Instructor: Sgt. Michael McClure - MSHP

Understanding the requirements, rules and restrictions of the GDL and how it applies in traffic stops.

0.5 Hours - Legal Studies

An Effective Plan for the Response and Prevention of Child Sexual Exploitation

Instructor: Joe Laramie

This three-part training will provide MO DARE Officers and SRO’s information and resources in their work with schools, students and parents. In part one (learning objectives 1 & 2), the training will focus on youth’s use of technology, and effective messaging tips to prevent Online child exploitation. Interactive technology safety materials and resources will be provided to help facilitate and inspire discussion. Part two (learning objectives 3 &4) will cover a facilitated child sex trafficking prevention and awareness resource designed for middle and high school students. This section will offer resources and information related to presenting child sex trafficking prevention training to youth. Part three (learning objectives 5 &6) will offer a discussion on the ICAC Incident Response Tool for Schools resource. This model policy and reference tool will help schools and law enforcement to collaborate, plan and respond to all types of technology related incidents involving school students or staff.

3 Hours - Technical Studies

What's Happening with (to) our Youth and Brain Abuse

Instructor: Lt. (Ret) Ed Moses

This course focuses on substance (brain) abuse trends, the impact on the brain according to science-based research, and the resulting consequences to the individual. Especially developing youth and society. Attendees will be able to educate the youth on negative consequences of abusing their brain and educate adults on their need to become aware of harmful trends facing our youth.

3 Hours - Technical Studies

D.A.R.E. Updates

Instructors: Amanda Blank and Christine Eddleman

2 Hours - Technical Studies

Conference Schedule

Sunday July 17th, 2022

2:00 PM - ?                      Board Meeting

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM           Early Bird Registration 

Monday July 18th, 2022

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM -   Registration 

8:00 AM - 11:00 PM -    Racial Profile / Bias Class

8:00 AM - 11:00 PM -    Medical Marijuana Class

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM -    Opening Ceremony 

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM -      Racial Profile / Bias Class

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM -      Medical Marijuana Class

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM -      Addie's Mom

Tuesday July 19th, 2022

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM      Bullying 101

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM       Behavior Risk Assessment 

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM      Interdiction for the Protection of children 

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM    Juvenile Law Update

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM    True Values 

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM    Understanding the Millennial Generation 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM      LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM        Bullying 101

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM        Juvenile Law Update

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM        Understanding the Millennial Generation

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM        Family Night

Wednesday July 20th, 2022 (Special Speaker Day)

8:00 AM - 11:00 PM       Lessons from Columbine

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM     Box Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM     First Impact

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM         Sikh Temple Shooting

6:00 PM                           Cruise on over to Andy's

Thursday July 21st, 2022

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM       Cyber-Crimes

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM       Drug Updates

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM       Addie's Mom

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM       Awards Luncheon

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM        Cyber-Crimes

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM        Drug Updates

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM        Interdiction for the Protection of Children

Friday July 22nd, 2022

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM     True Values

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM     Re-Unification 

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM   Closing Ceremony

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Board Meeting 

MDOA Event Partners

Our sponsors will be posted soon.

Family Events

Youth Service Project

Event Details, TBD

Join other DARE Officers in a local service project.

Family Night

Event Details, Tuesday, July 19th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Let's PARTY like it's 1984!  Turn back the time and enjoy some real arcade games.  You and your family can join us at 1984 Arcade.    Not only will you play amazing games but we will serve Bandana's BBQ

DARE Cruise Night

Event Details, Wednesday July 20th, & 6:00PM

Get that DARE car clean and shiny for an amazing car cruise through Springfield, Missouri.  Let's then end up at Andy's Frozen Custard for a yummy treat!