Jeff Solomon is the national director of safety at D-Prep, which provides training and consulting services for disaster preparation and critical incident response. After retiring from his 27-year career in law enforcement, Jeff most recently served as the directory of operations for Secure Community Network. Prior to that, he was the vice president of safety initiatives for TNG. Jeff is a nationally recognized expert in school safety and has spoken at various events such as the Wisconsin School Resource Officers Conference, the Department of Justice Conference presenting on “Missing and Abducted Children” in Texas and met with the previous United States Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, to discuss K-12 responses to active shooter events. Jeff previously served on the Advisory Board National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) and as part of their Threat Institute faculty.
Jeff served in law enforcement for 27 years and has an extensive background in the complex field of public safety in the school environment. He has worked for the California State University Police Department and the Grant School District Police Department – six (6) years of which he served as the Chief of Police. Jeff also served as an Interim Chief of Police for a Central Valley California city for a little over a year. In addition, he also worked as a Deputy Sheriff for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.
During his tenure with Grant School District Police Department, Jeff was responsible for implementing their School Resource Officer program within the Grant School District and he was the architect behind the District’s “Trek to Success” curriculum, a youth team building and mentoring outdoors program. Jeff Solomon holds a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice Management. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) at the Police Executive Research Forum, along with the LAPD’s West Point Leadership program. In 2002, he was named the “Law Enforcement Administrator of the Year” by the California School Resource Officers Association and in 1998 he received a Meritorious Commendation Award for Life Saving while with the Grant School District Police Department.