Cardinal Point Homeland Security Group Bolsters Expertise In School Security
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA. –– Creating safer schools is a frequent topic of media outlets this time of year. While this adverse reality comes with its challenges, one firm in the Philadelphia region maintains a concentration in school safety, offering trusted protection, expert consultation, and technical solutions to aid schools in providing the safest environment.
In this light, Cardinal Point Homeland Security Group is pleased to announce the addition of a new senior advisor, Mr. Steven Beck. As an expert advisor to Cardinal Point’s School Security Division, Steven will coordinate all security and safety initiatives company-wide.
Steven Beck is a recognized regional expert in school security and a retired 40-year Lower Moreland Township Police Department lieutenant. His expertise includes being the Assistant Team Commander of the Eastern Montgomery County (Moreland Area) Special Weapons and Tactics Team. Additionally, he has years in emergency management, serving as a Deputy Coordinator at the municipal level. For the last 11 years Mr. Beck served as a Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Sworn Special Detective, overseeing the coordination of school safety initiatives.
His list of accomplishments includes: the development of a county-wide School Safety Committee and coordinating the Montgomery County Bullying and Cyber-Bullying task force, and also establishing a partnership with the Montgomery County Intermediate unit to foster communication between the county’s education leadership and law enforcement, while creating school safety and security protocols at the district and school building level. He has provided hundreds of training sessions to thousands of school personnel, facilitated tabletop exercises and drills, completed numerous site safety and security assessments and developed planning and preparedness capabilities. He has been a member of the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Taskforce Safe Schools sub-committee, and most recently served as a co-chairperson. Steve a certified instructor in multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools. He is expertly trained in Management of Critical Incidents for Higher Education, in Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks (Rescue Taskforce Approach) and a certified instructor in ALICE (Armed Intruder Response).
“There’s nothing more vital to a community than the safety of our children and teachers,” comments Christopher Springfield, Cardinal Point’s CEO, “With the addition of Steve Beck, we can continue to serve and protect our school district clients with an expert point of view, and adapt today’s most critical programs to foster safer learning environments.”