IAPSC Member Ken Trump was invited as a panelist to present to national and state legislators and policy-makers on school safety public policy and funding at the Education Commission of the States national conference in DC in June. He presented in a plenary session alongside of Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, Rhode Island's Emergency Management Agency executive director, and California's state deputy superintendent of public instruction. In the past two years, Ken has also presented to legislators and policy-makers at the National Lieutenant Governors Association, the Council of State Governments, the Connecticut Governors Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, and the Oklahoma School Security Commission.
Ken lead a research project earlier this year which documented emerging trends showing the prevalence of electronically-communicated threats to school security. More than one-third of the bomb, shooting and other threats analyzed from the first six months of last school year were communicated by electronic means (Facebook, email, texting, etc.) versus traditional phone calls, threats on bathroom walls and other forms of communication. Ken's firm, National School Safety and Security Services, is the first known preK-12 school security consulting firm to incorporate a crisis communications assessment component, conducted by the firm's veteran news media executive consultants, as a standard part of its school security assessment services.
Following years of focusing almost exclusively on the consulting and training side of business operations, Ken is now expanding the litigation consulting services component of his business with the acceptance of plaintiff and defense cases associated with preK-12 school safety, security and emergency preparedness issues.