School Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness and Litigation Consultant
Ken served in the Cleveland City Schools’ safety division, and as a suburban school security director and assistant gang task force director. He trained and consulted for 30 years with school and public safety officials from 50 states and internationally.
Ken is a doctoral student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education. He earned MPA and BA degrees from Cleveland State University, and 2,500 hours of specialized training. He is author, co-author and/or editor of 3 books, 5 book chapters and 450 articles.
Ken is a four-time Congressional witness and testified to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He presented to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, Education Commission of the States, National School Boards Association, and others.
Ken is experienced with wrongful deaths, violent assaults with serious injuries, sexual assaults, rapes, and other violence cases.
Ken’s services can help plaintiff and defense attorneys on these and/or other preK-12 school safety and security issues including, but not necessarily limited to:
School security, school safety, school violence, and related issues in pre-kindergarten-12 education settings
Bullying, school anti-bullying policies and programs, and related issues
Crimes and/or serious K-12 discipline cases involving issues such as assault, sexual assault, rape, murder, serious injuries, wrongful death, etc.
School crisis and emergency preparedness, written emergency / crisis guidelines and plans, and crisis teams
Training school employees on emergency / crisis preparedness, security and school safety issues and practices
School crisis / emergency drills and exercises School security assessments, premises evaluations and campus threat assessments
Physical security measures (access control, visitor management, fencing, lighting, communications, etc.)
Use of cameras, metal detectors and other security equipment in preK-12 settings
School special event and athletic event security and emergency / crisis planning and preparedness
Threat assessment and response practices for threats made by students and others
School security officers, school police, school security department operations and procedures
Hiring, training, evaluation, and retention of school security officers (proprietary and contract) and school police
School bus transportation violence, security and emergency / crisis issues, driver training on security and related
Crime and incident reporting school policies and procedures
Personnel / employee and internal security best practices
School board policies and regulations related to school safety, security and emergency / crisis preparedness
School relationships and planning with first responders / public safety and other community partners
School crime prevention, school violence prevention, and associated areas
Litigation Support Services
Kenneth Trump provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.
Areas of Expertise
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 is currently at doctoral student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education. 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 presented to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, Education Commission of the States, FBI National Academy, National School Boards Association, and others.
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Current doctoral student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education
Master of Public Administration, Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Arts in Social Service (Criminal Justice Concentration), Cleveland State University
More than 2,500 hours of specialized training on school safety and security, emergency / crisis preparedness, gang and drug issues, crisis and media communications, and related topics.