A nationally recognized expert and consultant in school safety who has been in law enforcement for nearly three decades, Jeffrey Solomon currently serves as Vice President of Safety Initiatives at TNG, and until recently served as Director of School Operations for K–12/University Division at D-Prep, Inc. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) and is part of the organization’s Threat Institute faculty.
He has spoken at events such as the Wisconsin School Resource Officers Conference and the Department of Justice Conference, presenting on “Missing and Abducted Children” in Texas. He recently met with the United States Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, to discuss K–12 responses to active shooter events. In 2019, Jeff was invited to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in Washington, D.C. to co-facilitate a listening group of school safety experts to create a set of national standards for K–12 school safety.
Jeff has been 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 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. He was the architect behind the District’s “Trek to Success” curriculum, a youth team building and mentoring outdoors program. Jeff 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.