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Ken Trump, Ed.D., is the President of National School Safety and Security Services. As a father and career preK-12 school security professional, school safety is his mission.  Ken has been making schools safer for more than 30 years.

Ken speaks at conferences on school security, emergency planning, threat assessment, and communications strategies. He trains and consults with schools to assess security and emergency preparedness. Ken provides expert witness litigation services, and counsels state and federal lawmakers on school safety policies and crisis response.

Ken has authored 3 books, 5 book chapters, and more than 450 articles on school safety issues. He earned a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Education where he researched strategic school administrator strategic school safety leadership and communicating safety with parents in highly ambiguous and uncertain contexts. [learn more]

We believe…

  • School safety requires a balanced and comprehensive approach. It’s about heartware and hardware, not just one or the other.
  • High profile school safety incidents often raise questions of alleged failures of people, policies, procedures, and systems, not failures of security hardware and products. The human side of school safety is critical. It’s about mental detectors more than metal detectors.
  • Teachers and school staff should be armed with technology and textbooks, not firearms. An armed presence on campus, if desired, should be a trained professional police officer.
  • Age and developmentally-appropriate preparedness drills are reasonable. We do not support teaching children and staff to attack gunmen or over-the-top, extreme drills and exercises.