Sean Burke - President  

Sean Burke holds a Bachelors of Arts in Human Services from Springfield College, a Masters of Science in Administration of Criminal Justice from Western New England College and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy-Session 239. Sean Burke served as the first Director of Public Safety for the Lawrence Public School’s Police/Safety Department where he coordinated all safety efforts, including the creation of their comprehensive school crisis plan, which serves as a model in the nation today. Sean Burke has over twenty four years law enforcement experience, serving as a patrol officer, school resource officer, patrol supervisor, sexual assault and gang investigator. Sean is currently a Lieutenant in an urban police department in Massachusetts commanding the gang task force and SRO unit.

Sean Burke is considered one of the foremost experts in school safety and youth violent behavior. He has traveled extensively and spoken before police officers and school personnel from the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. Sean has been quoted as an expert source in media journals from across the nation and served as an on air expert, for his work in school based policing. Sean is the former President of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) where he also served as a National Practitioner and a Senior Instructor for over 10 years. In 2004 Burke was awarded a Life Membership from NASRO in recognition of his work in the field of school safety. He serves as a grant review specialist and subject matter expert for the United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice in the area of law enforcement and school safety.

Sean Burke currently serves as the President of the School Safety Advocacy Council and continues to travel, speak and consult for many governmental and non-governmental organizations.


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