Safety and Security
The School’s security operations are managed by our outsourced security company, AlliedUniversal (AUS), and are developed through various professional advises from security experts, including Harrison Police department, Japan’s Consulate General in New York. The School follows relevant laws and regulations that pertains to private secondary educational institutions, and undergoes NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) examination/evaluation processes. The School continues to enhance security apparatus and operations to provide safety environment for all.
My name is Timothy Byrne and I have been employed by Allied Universal Security as an Account Manager since September of 2021. Presently I am assigned as the Security Manager to the Keio Academy of New York, which is located in Purchase, New York. I am a retired White Plains Police Officer with twenty years of law enforcement experience and was also a Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy Reserve assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence.
During my time at the White Plains Police Department, I achieved the rank of First Grade Detective and served approximately five years in the uniformed Patrol Division as a Police Officer and the was promoted to the Detective Division where I served for another fifteen years until retirement. While serving in the White Plains Detective Division I was assigned to the Street Crime Unit, the Narcotics Unit, the General Investigations Unit, and the Intelligence Unit. I was also detailed to serve as a Task Force Officer with F.B.I. Violent Crimes Joint Task Force. As a Police Detective assigned to the F.B. I Joint Task Force, I was deputized as a United States Deputy Marshal and received Top Secret Clearance through the Department of Justice. I have received extensive training from the State and Federal level on Investigations, Intelligence, Threat assessment, Firearms, and School Safety.
I also served in the United States Navy Reserve as a Commissioned Officer assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Upon retiring from the White Plains Police Department, I worked for Omniplex World Services Corporation conducting background investigations for individuals who needed a security clearance from the United States Government and for New York State as a Criminal Investigator. Upon accepting the current position of Security Manager at the Keio School working for Allied Universal I received extensive training from Allied Universal in all matters of security training and have additional training in security procedures annually.
The Keio Security Staff is comprised of fourteen Security Officers and the Security Manager. The Keio Academy of New York receives security coverage twenty four hours a day, Seven days a week. All of the Security Officers receive extensive training based on New York State regulations and each guard is licensed a certified by New York State as a NYS Security Guard. Every year the Security Officer has to complete mandatory training required by New York State for certification and the Security Officers also training at the School on emergency procedures dealing with medical, fire, and active shooter response techniques.