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Keynote Speaker: Christian Moore
Christian Moore is an internationally-renowned speaker, licensed clinical social worker, and advocate for youth. He is the author of The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action. He was a commencement speaker in the School of Education at John Hopkins University and spoke at a White House convening for the Reach Higher Initiative.
Christian found his passion in social work. He created the WhyTry Program, which has been implemented in over 25,000 organizations. Christian has flown over 6 million miles and reached over 3 million kids.
Christian’s engaging style combines humor and research with a powerful personal journey. He consistently earns the highest ratings at conferences and events.
Keynote Speaker: Rudy Perez
Sergeant Rudy Perez is a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles School Police Department. He has worked a variety of assignments including policing High School and Middle School campuses, day and night patrol, interagency task forces, gang detail unit, bike patrol, training unit and lead detective for the threat assessment unit and Mental Health team. Sergeant Rudy Perez is currently working as the Adjutant to the Chief of Police for the LASPD.
Sergeant Perez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management and has completed dozens of specialized and advanced supervisor’s and officer’s training courses including Patrol Combat Tactics, Social Networks Investigations, Threat Assessment Investigations, Mental Health, Gang Investigation Course, and Tactical Communications.
In addition, he sits on several national boards and organizations having to do with law enforcement. These include the Executive Board of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO Vice President), where he is a national and international practitioner. He has also served for 5 years on the Executive Board for the National Association of School Security Law Enforcement Officials (NASSLEO), where he has been working to develop the next generation of training courses addressing serious issues such as gangs, bullying, campus conflict resolution, SRO survival, active shooter incidents, leadership, school climate culture and other topics ensuring the effectiveness of school safety programs across the nation.
He has lectured at Pepperdine University under the direction of Dr. Bernie James, professor of law, in regards to school based laws and has been a Keynote speaker and trainer across the country (AL, CA, Wash. DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, KS, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, NV, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX and WI) on culture sensitivity, implicit bias for LEO’s, diversion and restorative justice programs, policing in the 21st century, threat assessment & mental health trauma informed response, technology investigations and School Resource Officers training and many more with exceptional reviews.
Sergeant Perez has testified at the White House for the Federal School Safety Commission as an expert on school safety and is co-founder of the charity The Friends of Safe Schools U.S.A., which supports the efforts of safety and education across the country. He is also involved as a member of several other organizations dedicated to supporting law enforcement, families of law enforcement, education and child/student development such as being the Vice President of California Coalition of Law Enforcement Association (CCLEA, which represents over 1,000,000 police officers in California), Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and Peace Officers Research Association of California (Director at Large in PORAC which represents 90,000 police officers in California).
Sergeant Perez served the Los Angeles School Police Officers Association as the President and Vice President, which represents 500 Officers. He has instructed labor managers nationally in the areas of labor relations, political action committees, employee rights and critical incident response.
Sergeant Perez is a specialist in cell phone apps investigation, government relations, social media, police equipment, tactical gear, and police vehicles. He has a variety of experience in the field of school-based policing and gang terrorism in the community. His technology and intel-driven investigation methods have really been a game changer in the law enforcement world. Sergeant Perez has presented as a technology expert on a panel at the ASIS International Security Conference.
Sergeant Perez is extremely passionate about his involvement in police work. He has an endless number of stories and experiences under his belt that bring truth and credibility to anything he talks about in regard to law enforcement. His personal connections with federal and local law enforcement agencies span worldwide, and this expands his scope of knowledge on a national and international level