Kenneth S. Trump, Ed.D. Expert Witness

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  • Company: National School Safety and Security Services
  • Phone: 216-251-3067
  • Cell: 216-496-3059
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

School Safety and Education & Schools

Specialty Focus:

school security, school safety, school wrongful death, school assaults, school sexual assaults, school rapes, school shootings, school violence, school bullying, school crisis, school emergency, school police, security guards, security officers, student supervision, school bus, school gangs, crime


Doctor of Education, 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,

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Ken 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 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. Ken is experienced with school active shooter, school mass shootings, school wrongful deaths, violent assaults with serious injuries, rape and other sexual assaults, and other school crime, security, emergency/crisis issues, and violence cases. Related issues: Crisis and emergency preparedness plans, teams, first responder relations Employee training 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 Personnel security