Ken Trump 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 earned Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Social Services (Criminal Justice Concentration) degrees from Cleveland State University, and has more than 2,500 hours of specialized training. He 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 has also presented on school security and emergency/crisis preparedness to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, Oklahoma Commission on School Security, Education Commission of the States, Council of State Governments, National Governors Association, National Lieutenant Governors Association, National Association of Attorneys General, FBI National Academy, Department of Defense Education Activity, National School Boards Association, and others.
Ken is experienced with school wrongful deaths, violent assaults with serious injuries, sexual assaults, rapes, and other violence cases.
Other related issues:
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