John R. Kleberg, M.Ed

Staff Consultant


John is a Staff Consultant, highly experienced in educational security. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and master’s degree from the University of Illinois. He completed post-graduate studies at The Ohio State University and Kent State University.

John brings extensive higher education experience in public safety, student life and senior administrative business and finance to our organization. He has applied his knowledge while consulting on specific issues at Ohio Wesleyan University, Marietta College, Muskingum College, Berea College, College of William & Mary, Columbus State Community College, the University of Virginia, Laramie County Community College, South Dakota State University and Southern Connecticut University as well as at international universities in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, among others.

Following two years as a United States Army military police officer, John’s university experience began as a Public Safety Officer at Michigan State University and continued as Security Director at Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University), Assistant to the Director of the University of Illinois Police Training Institute and later as Chief of University Police at Illinois.

He has served at Ohio State as Associate Director and Deputy Police Chief as well as Assistant Vice President of Business and Finance, with operational responsibility for various departments and fiscal and administrative duties for the vice presidential area, and as Director of Internal Audit. After his initial retirement, he was called back to organize and direct a Risk Assessment office in Student Life.

John has written numerous articles, most recently in the March 2012 issue of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, as well as co-authored or contributed chapters to several books. He has presented nationally and internationally and coordinated international symposia. His adjunct teaching assignments include Ohio State, Capital University and Central Ohio Technical College as well as various law enforcement training programs.

He is a longtime member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), ASIS International, Association for Research in Crimes Against Art (ARCA) and the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP).

John’s Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • ASIS International
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
  • International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP)
  • Association for Research in Crimes Against Art (ARCA)

“While experienced in various positions in higher education administration, each new project provides me with the opportunity to learn and be realistic, thoughtful and conscientious in consultation and when offering recommendations – always with a smile.” – John Kleberg