Catherine Kirk, J.D.
Consultant

Catherine Kirk is an active law enforcement officer with more than 19 years experience. She has been an instructor in Active Shooter Response for both law enforcement and private citizens since 2007. She is a subject matter expert in active shooter events, police use of force, and hazardous materials response and protection. Catherine has worked in the fields of Patrol, Advanced Training, Covert / Decoy Operations, and Investigations. She is also the security coordinator for a large-scale multi-day athletic event, and has served as event manager / director for several smaller events.

Qualifications

  • Active Law Enforcement Officer in Ohio
  • Certified Law Enforcement Trainer
  • Critical Injury First Aid Instructor
  • Hazmat and Weapons of Mass Destruction Protection and Response Instructor
  • Crime Scene Processing Specialist with a focus on clandestine graves
  • Criminal Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Investigations

Certifications & Training

  • Professional Doctorate Degree
    — Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor
    — ALERRT, Texas State University
  • Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission
    — Basic Peace Officer Instructor
    — Defensive Tactics / Subject Control Instructor
    — EVO (Emergency Vehicle Operations) and Stopping Tactics
  • WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction), Bio-chem agent, and Nuc-Rad Counter-Terrorism Education: Performance and Instructor Level Training
    — National Center for Biomedical Research & Training at Louisiana State University
    — The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
    — Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine
    — Energetic Materials Research and Training Center at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Guest Lecturer, Presenter
    — The Ohio State University
    — Capital University
    — Ohio Crime Prevention Association
  • Executive Principal Protection
    — Certified Provider
  • Emergency Medical Services (Former)

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