Jason Stoddard is the Director of School Safety and Security for the Charles County Public Schools (MD). He is responsible for sustaining a safe learning and work environment for over 27,000 students and nearly 4,000 staff members. Since coming to the public schools in July of 2018, he has created the Office of School Safety and Security, been awarded over 2 million dollars in grant money, implemented major evolutions such as revolving backgrounds for all employees, options-based active shooter response, the “I love u guys” Foundation Standard Response Protocols, a state of art radio communication system, and implemented a model family reunification process. Since March of 2020, he has overseen the school systems response, mitigation, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining the school’s, he retired as a Lieutenant with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Maryland. His executive command assignments include tours within the Patrol Division, and the Special Operations Section. His final assignment was as the Commander the Homeland Security and Intelligence Section, where he created and built a real-time crime center, the first in Southern Maryland. He is a veteran (disabled) of the United States Air Force. Mr. Stoddard has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University, School of Police Staff and Command, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. Additionally, he is a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland (2020) and was recently appointed as an Advisory Council member for George Washington’s University, School of Business. Mr. Stoddard serves as an adjunct professor at three universities, teaches executive-level leadership for the Maryland Police Training Commission, has authored several articles for magazines on topics ranging from school safety to organizational leadership, serves as a consultant for the Department of Justice and National Institutes of Justice, and has often traveled the country teaching active assailant response, school safety, and 21st century leadership.
Director School Safety and Security, Office of the Superintendent
Charles County Public Schools