How Can A Tech Coach Keep Their School District Safe From Outside Threats?

Safety and Security

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Susan welcome Jon Miller, a school safety and security specialist in New Jersey. We discuss Jon and Jeff’s journey as they have built capacity and tools to best serve staff and students.

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About our Guest: Jon Miller

Jonathan D. Miller is a School Security Specialist certified by the New Jersey Department of Education.  He is a retired New Jersey Police Captain with thirty years of experience in public safety, emergency management, school security, and is considered a subject-matter expert regarding school safety.  He is a New Jersey certified Safe School Resource Officer and an A.L.I.C.E. certified train-the-trainer. In addition to his vast law enforcement and school security credentials, Mr. Miller has many years of experience as a certified police instructor, school security presenter, EMT/CPR instructor and volunteer ambulance technician. His experience and training also includes K-12 school security, behavioral threat analysis and school climate initiatives.

He currently serves as the Safety and Security Specialist for a Regional School District in Northern New Jersey.  Mr. Miller is an active participant in his county Prosecutor’s Safe Schools Task Force.

Mr. Miller holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice / Public Administration and is a current member of the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council. 

Mr. Miller founded the Bergen County Association of School Security Professionals (BCASSP) in 2017 and currently serves as its president.  This organization is the first of its kind in the State of New Jersey and is supported by the County Prosecutor’s Office and recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning.

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