Patrick Kissane, retired Deputy Chief of Police and Operations Commander of the Fort Lee Police Department, is currently the Director of School Safety and Security, and the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Coordinator for the Edison Township Public Schools.
As the founder and Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers, a non-profit 501c(3), Kissane was instrumental in developing, introducing, and passing the Safe Schools Resource Officer Training Law. A certified New Jersey Police Instructor, he has been teaching the Police Training Commission (PTC) SRO/Liaison Training Course for the New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers over the past 16 years. Since the inaugural class, he has instructed Law Enforcement/School Relations as part of the School Safety Specialist Certification for the New Jersey Department of Education Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning (OSPEP).
With over 30 years of experience in public safety, Patrick Kissane is recognized as an expert in school safety and schoolrelated policing.