Kenneth Murphy earned his Bachelor of
Science Degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a license from the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) and numerous certifications from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command and National Incident
Management System (NIMS). Kenneth is a
member of the International Association of
Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and also the well-respected American Society
for Industrial Security (ASIS). He has accrued 28-years of professional security-related experience,
and has obtained and maintained the security industry’s highest professional
designation as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP).
Kenneth began his security-oriented career
as the Operations Supervisor for the Fox Television Center in Hollywood and
later ABC Television. At FOX, he managed
facility support services operations for the 1.6-million square-foot production
center. He also provided executive and
property protection for numerous celebrities, their homes, and offices.
Later, Kenneth worked for the Austin
Police Department as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Police, and then
created and managed the city’s Corporate Security unit. As a member of the City of Austin’s Incident
Command, Kenneth gained first-hand experience in disaster response and
operations during hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Kenneth later accepted the position of
Director of Access Control & Security Systems and the Emergency Operations
Center (EOC) for Cleveland State University.
There, he created policy, procedures, and directed operations for the
EOC, security systems, surveillance systems, access control systems, key
control systems, mass notification systems, PSAP, and the university’s security
guard force. Additionally, he was
responsible for designing all security-related equipment specifications and
operational procedures for the President’s residence and for all building
Most recently, Kenneth was the Manager of
Electronic Security Systems & Technology at the University of Denver. There, his responsibilities included
policy/procedure writing, security systems, surveillance systems, access
control system, fire alarm systems, security specifications for construction
projects, and all division technology.
Kenneth also created and managed the Multi-Agency Command Center for the
hosted Presidential Debate, which involved a partnership with the Secret
Service, White House Communications, FBI, Colorado State Police, Denver Police,
Aurora Police, Denver Fire, Denver EMS, and Denver’s mass transit authority.
As a CPP and subject-matter expert in
physical security elements, Kenneth serves as a security consultant and expert
witness to select clients. To help
protect clients from costly litigation due to faulty or inadequate physical
security or plans, Kenneth provides comprehensive on-site security surveys,
policy and procedure evaluation or creation, event monitoring/management,
disaster recovery, dispatch center or EOC operation plans, personal protection,
and security system specifications and designs (access control, CCTV, alarm
systems, dispatch or emergency operation centers, key systems, safes/vaults,
mass notification systems, fire alarm systems).