Public, Private Partnership Aimed at Helping School Leaders Safety Preparedness Efforts

Kenneth S. Trump, M.P.A., President of National School Safety and Security Services

Cleveland-based national firm specializing in school security, emergency preparedness, litigation consulting, and related safety consulting and training. Ken began his work in school safety as an officer, investigator, and youth gang unit supervisor for the Cleveland City Schools’ safety division, and as a suburban Cleveland school security director and assistant gang task force director.

Dynamix Energy Services, in partnership with the Fairfield County Educational Service Center, Mansfield City Schools, and National School Safety and Security Services sponsored two workshops in Ohio on September 25 and 26. These events were held at Mansfield City Schools Central Office and Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities Regional Office. More than 60 school leaders, school security personnel, and local law enforcement officials participated in the School Safety Summits representing rural, suburban, and city school districts. Nationally recognized speaker Mr. Kenneth Trump presented his talk entitled:  Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning: Managing School Safety Best Practices in the Schoolhouse, Courthouse, and Court of Public Opinion.

With more than 30 years experience in school safety and security Trump shared a message to help school leaders and local law enforcement officials take a common sense approach to dealing with school safety issues.  According to Trump school leaders need to conduct regular threat assessments, build relationships with community agencies including local law enforcement officials, conduct regular drills and be conscious of best practices.  During the presentation Trump stated “A little common sense goes a long way.”

“A little common sense goes a long way. ” Kenneth S. Trump, M.P.A., President of National School Safety and Security Services

Dynamix Senior Security Consultant Brian Johnson PSP, also presented information about how schools can utilize hardware, technology and structural design to create time and distance to minimize the impact of those with bad intentions.  “The proper use of technology and hardware cannot solve all a school’s challenges with school security, but it is a spoke on the wheel” he stated.

“The proper use of technology and hardware cannot solve all a school’s challenges with school security, but it is a spoke on the wheel. ” Brian Johnson, Senior Consultant, PSP

Dynamix officials praised the efforts of the attendees as well as Dr. Marie Ward and the staff at the Fairfield County Educational Service Center for making the commitment to ensure the safety of their students and staff by attending the summits.