Ken provides experienced, accessible, timely and quality expert services to plaintiff and defense attorneys on preK-12 school safety and security cases. He is an experienced speaker, teacher, news commentator and personal communicator on school safety.
Ken served as an officer, investigator and gang unit supervisor for the Cleveland City Schools' safety division, and as a suburban school security director and assistant gang task force director. During his 30 years in school safety he trained and consulted with school and public safety officials from 50 states and internationally.
Ken is currently a doctoral student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education where his doctoral studies focus on K-12 school safety. He earned Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Bachelor of Arts in Social Service (Criminal Justice concentration) degrees at Cleveland State University. He has more than 2,500 hours of specialized training.
Ken is the author, co-author and/or editor of three books, five book chapters and 450 articles on school safety. He appears regularly in national and international news.
Ken is a four-time invited Congressional witness on school safety and emergency preparedness, and testified on bullying to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He presented to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, New Jersey School Security Task Force, Oklahoma School Security Commission, Education Commission of the States, Council of State Governments, FBI National Academy, National School Boards Association, Department of Defense Education Activity, and others.
Ken is experienced with wrongful deaths, violent assaults with serious injuries, sexual assaults, rapes, and other violence cases.
Crisis and emergency preparedness plans, teams, first responder relations
Crisis / emergency drills and exercises
School safety policies, regulations and procedures
Security and threat assessments
Physical security (access control, visitor management, fencing, lighting, communications, etc.)
Cameras, metal detectors and other security equipment
Special event and athletic security and emergency preparedness
Threat assessment, response and management
School security and police department operations
Hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of school security officers, guards and school police
School bus transportation security
Crime and incident reporting
Emergency Planning / Disaster Recovery
Expert Witness / Litigation Support
Physical Security Surveys
Security Operations (personnel, policies, etc.)
Security Risk Assessments
Threat and Crime Analysis
Educational Institutions / Schools
Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning
Managing Parent and Media Communications on School Safety and Crisis
For more, see http://www.schoolsecurity.org/school-safety-and-communications-services/school-emergency-crisis-training/
Prior Speaking Experience
National School Boards Association
American Association of School Administrators
Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO)
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National School Public Relations Association
National Association of School Resource Officers
Four-time invited U.S. Congressional expert witness
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights expert witness
Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
New Jersey School Security Task Force
Oklahoma School Security Commission
FBI National Academy
Education Commission of the States
Council on State Governments
National Association of Attorneys General
school security, school safety, school wrongful death, school assaults, school sexual assaults, school rapes, school shootings, school violence, school bullying, school crisis, school emergency, school police, security guards, security officers, student supervision, school bus, school gangs, crime
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