Kenneth M. Glantz
Ken Glantz serves as the Executive Director of the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition, a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to Homeland Security and emergency responder issues. In this capacity, Ken oversees several programs including the Coalition’s 2007 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Competitive Training Grant Program Grant (CTPG), to develop and train the “Operational Value of Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment” Course. This course is currently being trained in all 50 States and 6 U.S. Territories. He also directed the Coalition’s effort with the DHS Operational Validation Program, wherein technology was given to emergency response agencies to be tested and validated for operational use. He now directs the DHS Science and Technology Operational Assessment Team, currently assessing new and emerging technologies. Further, he administered the development, implementation, training, and certification of the Homeland Security Comprehensive Assessment Model (HLS-CAM) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP). In 2008, the HLS-CAM was trained in 109 jurisdictions with over 526 agencies represented, during an 8 month period.
Ken retired in 2006, as a Captain, from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, in Orlando, FL where he served as the commander of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Division. He was instrumental in the conception, development, and implementation and coauthor of the Homeland Security Comprehensive Assessment Model (HLS-CAM). He was also instrumental in the creation of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security Section, the first local law enforcement Homeland Security Section in the nation. As the Division Commander of Critical Infrastructure Protection Division, he served as the Department liaison to the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition.
In 2002, Captain Glantz testified before the Congressional Committee on Government Reform, Sub Committee on Civil Service, Census and Agency Organization, field hearing regarding “Strengthening America’s Borders: Should the issuing of visas be viewed as a diplomatic tool or security measure?”
Captain Glantz coauthored the Weapons of Mass Destruction Course for First Responders for the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). He also serves on the NSA Homeland Security Committee as a subject matter expert in the area of vulnerability assessments.
Captain Glantz holds a Master of Arts Degree in Security Management and earned the honor of distinguished graduate from Webster University in 1996. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Biology from Rhode Island College in 1990. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course, University of Louisville in 2001. Captain Glantz is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in Security Management by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS, International).
Captain Glantz has over 20 years of law enforcement experience; five years were spent as a patrolman with the Barrington Police Department in Barrington, Rhode Island. As an Orange County Deputy, he has supervised and worked in a multitude of law enforcement units including Patrol, Tourist Oriented Policing Unit, Emergency Response Team, Tactical Operations Unit, Auto Theft and the Florida Cargo Theft Task Force. Captain Glantz also served in the United States Navy.