Richard Morman is a career Public Safety veteran. He served with The Ohio State University Police Division for over 29 years, retiring as the Deputy Chief of Police, a position he held for 10 years. He has been involved in all facets of law enforcement, including management and supervision, having a total of twenty two years in supervision and management. In 2010 he was selected as The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety Employee of the Year.
Richard holds three professional certifications, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from ASIS, Certified Sports Security Professional (CSSP) as designated by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), and certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) as designated by the Executive Protection Institute.
Richard has vast sports and special event security planning and management experience, he is considered a subject matter expert in celebratory rioting, crowd control, sports and special event security planning and management, venue security planning and management and executive protection.
In December 2011 invited by the US Department of Justice to present to a group of his peers in "Best Practices for Large Venue Security." Contributed to the Bureau of Justice Assistance publication: Practitioners’ Thoughts on Promising Practices for Securing College and University Spectator Events From Criminal Extremist Attacks.
Participated in developing the NCS4 Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Best Practices Guide.
Contributed to the focus group assembled by the US Department of Justice, US Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to develop the publication Maintaining Safety and Order on College Campuses During Protesters and Demonstrations: Promising Practices, December 12 & 13, 2013 Madison, WI.
Served as the Section Chief for Homeland Security for The Ohio State University football games. Responsible for the coordination of multiple, state, federal, and local agencies involved in protecting critical assets. He holds a secret security clearance and was the Terrorism Liaison Officer for University police. He also served on the executive committee for the Central Ohio FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Richard has been involved in planning and coordinating executive protection details involving United States Presidents, Presidential candidates, visiting foreign heads of state, and other visiting dignitaries. Developed training, coordinated, and instructed in a 40 hour Executive Protection Training program.
Served on two different University Threat Management Teams which are designed to address behavioral problems that may lead to
violence. Has presented on the topic of threat assessment and dealing with disruptive behavior.
Provided training to new security officers within Public Safety in the topics of “Introduction to Security” and “Criminal Justice System.”