Hamilton County Schools always preach school safety for its students, faculty, and staff are their top priority that is why that went out and selected its first student security officer.

James Corbin a veteran police officer who has worked at the national level to improve safety in schools has

been selected to coordinate safety efforts for the school district. 

Corbin has also spent more than ten years teaching in the classroom during his career.

In his work with Corbin and Associates, a criminal justice training company that has school safety as its primary area of concentration, Corbin developed and presented training sessions on school safety to police officers, school administrators, and teachers across the country. 

He also served as a consultant in the area of school safety and conducted site evaluations for individual schools and entire school districts.  Corbin has extensive

experience working with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department providing training for officers in our community.

Corbin also has broad experience in law enforcement.  He worked with the Orlando Police Department in Florida for 20 years and was a Master Police Officer.

As the new student security coordinator for Hamilton County Schools, Corbin will work with schools, the school district, and local law enforcement to plan and

monitor procedures to provide safe and secure school facilities across the district. 

He will help schools refine school safety plans to make sure the best possible plan is in place for each school in the district and coordinate regular school building safety reviews. 

Corbin will also develop security training for school personnel, manage school-level emergency response teams, and identify security issues and make recommendations for correction. 

Corbin will help coordinate with law enforcement by serving as the point of contact for school SROs, and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. 

He will also work as a liaison with other community law enforcement, fire departments, and municipal departments to ensure maximum coordination of community public safety services to maintain secure campuses.  

“Security is a priority in our schools and as such needs the attention of a professional with the national experience in school safety of Dr. Corbin,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “The addition of experience in the classroom and his close work with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and local law enforcement provides a unique combination of experience that will serve our community well as we work to provide a safe learning environment for our children.”