Mr. Richard Oppegaard

Director of School Safety & Security
Manalapan Englishtown regional School District
155 Millhurst Rd
United States


Rich is a retired Police Sergeant with over 26 years of Law Enforcement experience. He served in the Detective Bureau, Patrol Division and Traffic Unit. As a police officer he received multiple awards including the 200 Club Valor award, the Combat Cross, Medal of Honor, Exceptial Duty, Meritorious Service, Honorable Service and Life Saving. He has been involved is School Security for 9 years, 7 at the Director level. He is the currently the Director of School Safety and Security and is the School Safety Specialist for the Manalapan Englishtown Regional School District. While in Manalapan Englishtown, he designed and implemented the District's armed School Security Officer Program, which placed and armed retired police officer in each of the districts schools. He is also an active member of the Monmouth County School Security Professionals Association. Rich is well versed in all areas of school safety and security and regularly shares his experience with others. He recently attended the National School Safety Conference in Orlando Florida, where he was able to network with school security professionals from across the country and abroad. While there he obtained his Advanced School Safety Leadership Certificate, from the School safety Advocacy Council. He is excited to be presenting with Verkada and sharing his experience working with them.


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