Who we are: National School Safety and Security Services is based in Cleveland, Ohio with consultants in Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee and Wisconsin. We provide professional services on a contracted basis to schools, public safety organizations, youth-service providers, government agencies and clients in all 50 states.
Our philosophy: We believe proactive strategies are the keys to safe schools. We focus on a balanced approach to prevention, intervention, security and crisis preparedness, combined with improving communications, school climate, psychological support services and strong relationships with public safety officials. We are independent and driven by the best interests and practices in our field. We are not product-affiliated, grant-funded, government operated, or allied with any group that pushes bundled services. We are free of biases, political influences and hidden agendas. Our primary interest is the safety of children, schools and communities.
6 Reasons why we are the nation’s premier school security service provider:
• PreK-12 school-specific security experience
• Urban, suburban, rural, public and private school experience
• Recommendations are independent, not product-affiliated, and based on your needs
• Demonstrated experience working in highly-emotional and politically-charged conditions
• Communications training and media strategies designed for schools
• School psychological support expertise
Kenneth S. Trump, MPA, is the President of National School Safety and Security Services. Ken has been making schools safer for nearly 30 years. Right now, he is working with schools across the country, from California to South Carolina, Michigan to Texas. He is speaking at national conferences on school security, emergency planning, bullying and violence prevention. He counsels state and federal lawmakers on school safety policies and crisis response.
He has authored three books and more than 80 articles on school security, emergency preparedness and crisis communications. Ken has advised school and public safety officials in all 50 states.
Ken started as an officer, investigator and Youth Gang Unit Supervisor for the Cleveland Public Schools, and as a suburban School Security Director. During that time, Ken spoke at national conferences and worked regularly with local reporters on stories related to school safety, security incidents, and gangs.
He has been interviewed by all network and cable
news outlets, the top 50 U.S. daily newspapers, local
community newspapers, and radio stations nationwide. Ken
is familiar with the unique operations and needs of each
type of media outlet.
During recent high-profile school
shootings, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School
shootings and the Chardon (OH) school shootings, Ken
provided on-site live analysis and commentary for The
Today Show, CNN, and Fox News Channel, along with
satellite live shots and taped interviews for ABC World
News Tonight, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, and
others. He has also worked as a freelance investigative
producer, content consultant and online reporter for the
ABC affiliate in Cleveland.
He has been interviewed by all network and cable news outlets, the top 50 U.S. daily newspapers, local community newspapers, and radio stations nationwide. Ken is familiar with the unique operations and needs of each type of media outlet. During recent high-profile school shootings, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the Chardon (OH) school shootings, Ken provided on-site live analysis and commentary for The Today Show, CNN, and Fox News Channel, along with satellite live shots and taped interviews for ABC World News Tonight, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, and others. He has also worked as a freelance investigative producer, content consultant and online reporter for the ABC affiliate in Cleveland.
Ken has testified four
times before Congress about school security and crisis
issues, and in 2011 he testified before the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights about the role of the federal
government in local school bullying issues. He was a
guest at the 2006 White House Conference on School
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Chuck Hibbert serves as a consultant to National School Safety and Security Services. Chuck retired after 21 years of services as Coordinator of Safety and Transportation Services for the Wayne Township Metropolitan School District in Indianapolis. Prior to his position in the school district, he served as a twelve-year member of the Indiana State Police. Chuck earned a B.A. degree, has extensive specialized school safety and law enforcement training, and served as a master level instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention as certified by the Crisis Prevention Institute.
Chuck has trained and consulted nationally on school security assessments and emergency preparedness issues, and serves as an expert witness consultant to the legal community on school safety and emergency preparedness issues. Chuck was co-designer of the concept leading to the creation of the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy and served as founding chairperson of the Academy’s Advisory Council. He has served as a school safety consultant for the Indiana Department of Education and is the recipient of the Bell Ringer Award for his contributions to school safety in Indiana.
Chuck is past chair of the
Indianapolis Chapter of the American Society for Industrial
Security (ASIS) and serves on the Educational Institutions
Council of the American Society for Industrial Security. He
has authored articles and presented nationally on school
safety, security, and emergency preparedness issues to law
enforcement and education associations including the
National School Boards Association and the Association of
School Business Officials International. Chuck has appeared
on local television news and in national news as a school
safety expert. Chuck was an invited attendee at the October,
2006, White House Conference on School Safety.
Jack Martin serves as a consultant to National School Safety and Security Services. Jack retired after serving 12 years as Supervisor of Security and Chief of School Police for the Indianapolis (Indiana) Public Schools, where he was responsible for security and policing services for over 50,000 students, 6,000 employees, 110 schools and support facilities, and directing a department of 85 school police officers and civilian support personnel.
He has since served as a national consultant, litigation expert witness, and trainer on school security assessments and emergency planning for school districts across the nation. Prior to his tenure with the Indianapolis Public Schools, Jack retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army after serving over 25 years with the Military Police where he served worldwide in three different command positions plus numerous staff positions, including several involving all aspects of physical security and guard force development and management.
Jack has a B.A. degree in Political Science (University of Iowa), M.A. degree in Criminal Justice (Sam Houston State University), and M.A. in Human Resources Management (Pepperdine University). He is also a Graduate, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Jack holds a state certification as a school safety specialist and extensive training in school security and emergency preparedness issues.
Jack has served on the U.S. Department
of Education’s advisory assembly of school safety chiefs, as
a charter member of the Indiana School Safety Specialists’
Academy Advisory Council, and as an advisory board member of
the University of Louisville’s Center for Safe Urban
Schools. He has presented nationally on school safety and
provides expert witness and litigation consultation services
to attorneys on matters related to school safety, security
and emergency preparedness issues.
Ellen Miller works with schools on crisis communications, media relations, community building, and social media training. She coaches school leaders to perform effectively in television interviews and news conferences.
Ellen is an award winning veteran of TV and online news, with a Master's degree in Journalism. She has extensive experience as an education and investigative reporter, news anchor, executive producer, online editor and TV news director at local television stations across the country, including Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland, Sacramento, Charlotte, Nashville and Baton Rouge. She spent 20 years running newsrooms and making the key editorial decisions about which stories get covered and how.
Ellen also launched the
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, www.jjie.org.
This news organization focused on children and families
at risk is based at Kennesaw State University outside
Atlanta, where she also taught journalism classes. She
knows the secrets to getting coverage for your good news
stories, handling the communications crisis when bad
news hits, managing your school’s reputation online, and
creating your own buzz with parents and the community.
Ellen has degrees in English Literature and Journalism
from Cornell University and Boston University.
Dr. Scott Poland, Ed.D., is a nationally recognized expert on school crisis, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. He has lectured and written extensively on these subjects, appeared on all major television network news programs, and has presented over 1,000 workshops in every state and numerous foreign countries.
Scott served on the President’s Roundtable on Youth Violence and has testified about the needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions Dr. Poland is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists and serves as the Prevention Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He has led multiple national crisis teams following numerous school shootings and suicides and has assisted schools and communities after terrorism acts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma. He has also worked in the aftermath of hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Scott has also been an expert witness in numerous legal cases.
Scott is a Past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and was the Director of Psychological Services (1982-2005) for a large Texas school district that received numerous state and national awards for its exemplary psychological services. He developed and ran one of the nation’s largest adventure based counseling programs (ROPES) as over 100,000 students and staff participated. Scott has received many individual honors including being named a finalist for the national school psychologist of the year, named the most outstanding school psychologist in Texas twice and named most outstanding psychologist in Texas. He also received the Houston Wage Peace Award.
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