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Bo Munthe, Sweden School Safety Professional and Founder of the International School Safety Association (ISSA)

Keys-Europe Managing Director

Certified by the National School Safety Center and
Certified by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice 


  • Has developed special methods for preventing Workplace Violence through his programs Safe Workplace and Safe School;

    • threat assessment,
    • creating and implementing plan of actions,
    • written training material in handling threat and violence

  • Working with the effect of media violence on children in connection with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, (ret.) - Killology Research Group, Arkansas, USA.

  • Trained and certified by NSSC, National School Safety Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA, School Safety Leadership, 2000.

  • A member of IASSP (International Association of School Safety Professionals) since 1999

  • Was a "Fellow member" of the American Institute of Stress, for 1999

  • Is a member of the Swedish Association of Narcotic Police, SNPF


  • Has written numerous articles about how to prevent work place violence, conflict management and self defense.

  • Also written Books about Martial Arts, Safe Work and Conflict Management

  • Is during autumn of 2004 releasing his book about school safety in Sweden.

  • During spring 2005 his memoirs from his life in the Martial Arts are planned for celebrating the 30 year anniversary of ninjutsu in Europe.

Martial Arts - Budo

  • Since 1958 Bo has trained and studied the Ancient Japanese Martial Arts, Budo. He is entitled shihan (master instructor) and shidoshi (teacher of the warrior ways).

  • Is a black belt in a multitude of them, i.e. judo (1 dan 1973), jiujitsu (6 dan 1988), Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu - ninjutsu (9 dan 1993).

  • Introduced ninjutsu 1975, now under the name of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, to Sweden and during some years in the 1980-s in different countries of Europe. Called the Grandfather of European Ninjutsu.

  • Founded Ninpo Goshinjutsu Mu Te Jinen Ryu 1977.

  • Awarded the highest distinction in Swedish Budo by the Swedish Budo Federation (1997) and Bu-fu yukosho, honorary medal in gold (1985) by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, Japan.


Sgt Curtis Rutt, M.B.  

Keys-Canada Managing Director

Serving as the Training Sergeant for a Canadian Police Force in Ontario, Canada



Sgt Rutt was awarded the Medal of Bravery in 2001 from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada for a police diving incident.



  • Sgt. Rutt has over 17 years law enforcement experience.

  • He has served as a Patrol and Street Crime Officer, Drug Enforcement Officer, Police Motorcycle Officer


Specialized Training:

  • Tactical Officer (S.W.A.T.)

  • Underwater Search and Recovery Specialist and Instructor

  • Police Sniper

  • Use of Force Trainer

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • Tactical Firearms Instructor

  • Search and Rescue Incident Commander

  • Immediate Action/Rapid Deployment Instructor

  • Certified Trainer in Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student

Mark Krain, Ph.D.
Doctoral level Sociology
Professor in the School of Social Work

He was the Chairperson of the Assessment Faculty of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Masters Degree Program in Gerontology for 12 years and is a specialist in assessment of critical thinking in the School of Social Work.


  • He specializes in assessment and evaluation in education and human services.

  • He was Special Assistant for Assessment of Student Learning to the University Provost for two years and assessment specialist in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) College of Professional Studies for an additional six months.

  • He has designed quantitative faculty evaluation systems based on Goal Attainment Scaling techniques, and he applies those techniques to diverse areas in education and human services.

  • He presents papers on applications of performance evaluation techniques at professional and scientific conventions.

  • His approach to the evaluation of educational and human service programs focuses on the specification and attainment of measurable performance outcomes.

  • He focuses on quantitative, but non-statistical, techniques that are immediately and intuitively interpretable in common sense terms.

  • He specializes in techniques that use ordinary, easily calculated arithmetic steps that lead to powerful and valid determinations of whether or not pre-specified objectives have been attained.

Ed Bates, Co-Trainer

Ed Bates, MA

He is currently employed as the Director of Lake County Regional Office of Education - Illinois and Director over the P.A.S.S. Program (Positive Alternative Student Services).


His experience includes:

Masters:        Educational Administration

Certified:       Illinois Type 75 Educational

                      Indiana Dept. of Correction – 
                      Juvenile Probation




  • Illinois Association for Educating At-Risk Youth (ICEARY)

  • National Dropout Prevention Network

  • Society for Government Meeting Planners (SGMP)

  • National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)



  • Educational Administration

  • Past Supervisor – Juvenile Probation Dept. Reg III

  • Residential Counseling for youth at-risk

  • Youth services and Truancy prevention program

  • Consulting services public schools

  • Juvenile justice systems

  • Program development, grant writing

  • Community collaboration, planning, and implementation

  • Pilot demonstration projects

  • Expertise working with high risk minority youth and families


Specialized Training:

  • Institute for Court Management

  • Safe & Drug Free School planning and implementation

  • Increasing attendance for hard to serve youth

  • Hispanic Educational Summit

  • Gangs/Violence prevention

  • Multi-culturalism

  • Social & emotional e-learning strategies

  • Pacific Institute – Social & Emotional

  • GPS (Global Positioning Satellites Tracking System) monitoring of truant & delinquent youth

  • Crisis intervention

  • Strategies for reaching disruptive and angry students

  • Creating caring communities

  • Alternative education

  • Career & workforce development for youth


Expert Guest Speaker:

  • A featured speaker on WGN Channel 9 news (Community rally against violence)

  • A featured speaker on numerous radio shows discussing violence prevention, truancy, and keeping kids in school

  • United Way of Lake County’s Solutions Committee

  • Testified before the Illinois State Senate regarding the implementation of the Illinois Safe School Programs.

  • Testified at the Illinois State Senate Truancy hearings regarding new legislation


Commander Steven M. ClausCommander Steven M. Claus


34+ years in law enforcement.

Currently employed with the City of Port St. Lucie Police Department, Port St. Lucie, Florida.



Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Graduate 201st class



  • 2004 – Present Day Shift Commander, Road Patrol.

  • Past Commander of Community Programs,
    which included;

    • School Resource Officers, DARE, Juvenile Counselor,

    • Police Athletic League, Police Explorers, Crime Prevention,

    • Domestic Violence Counselor, Victim Advocates, and

    • Volunteer coordinator.

  • Adjunct Professor, Indian River Community College for 20+ years instructing Line Supervision and Middle Management Classes.

  • Past Commander of:

    • K-9, SWAT, Sniper Team, Traffic Unit,

    • Field Training Program and Community Policing Unit.

  • Retired, United States Air Force – (27 years), Plans Technician

State and National Recognition:

  • Development of Oxycontin awareness “Town Meeting”

  • Participation in the Development of a step-by-step strategy to implementing an outcome-oriented performance assessment process for School Resource Officers.



  • Life Saving Citation

  • Meritorious Service Citation

  • Unit, Commendation Citation

  • Exceptional Duty Citation

  • Fire Citations

  • Distinguished Achievement

  • Officer of the Quarter, Citation

  • Outstanding Service Award

  • Thinker Award

  • Problem Solving Award



Richard J. Sackville, MBA, SAPA, CCDC

Richard J. Sackville, MBA, SAPA, CCDCMaster of Business Administration (MBA)

Substance Abuse Program Administrator (SAPA)

Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC)


Experience In:


Founded “American Institute for a Drug Free Workplace” in 1985 to serve as a battlefront for the war on drugs.

  • Developer of the five-part drug awareness program.

  • Co-development of the Drug Free Family kit, to “Help Your Kids”

  • Co-development of the Drug Free Business kit to “Help Your Business”

  • Wrote, developed and published the nationally recognized “Managers and Supervisors Workbook/Manual for Prevention Substance Abuse in the Workplace”

  • DOT, DOD, FAA and other governmental bodies required certification.

  • Provide programs to improve corporate America bottom line profit.

  • Development and implementing of drug free workplace policies and procedures.


Specialized Training:


  • Substance Abuse Program Administrator providing governmental required certification training.

  • Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and intervention training.

  • Faith Based Counselor Training.

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