Fairborn City Schools News Article

FCS hires Chief of Security

June 3, 2022

Press Release

Fairborn City School District hires Chief Security Officer

Contact: Superintendent, Gene Lolli 

The Fairborn Board of Education under the recommendation of Superintendent, Gene Lolli, has hired a Chief Security Supervisor for the Fairborn City School District. The district has hired Sgt. Bill Titley who is a 25-year law enforcement veteran and has served with the Fairborn Police Department for over 23 years and holds an MS in Education from the University of Akron. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Findlay. Mr. Titley is an OPOTA certified police instructor, including firearms and special tactics. Additionally, he is a co-author of the State of Ohio’s Solo Officer Response to Active Threat program. (SORAT). He has served as a member of the Fairborn Police Department’s regional SWAT team for the last 17 years and has served in a variety of roles including sniper and team leader. Sgt. Titley also owns a private company which conducts threat assessments and active aggressor training for school and church administrators. 

The Chief Security Supervisor will report to the Superintendent and the Director of Student Services and will work to provide a safe and secure environment and act as a deterrent to unsafe or poor behavior through patrols, enforcing school and district policies and monitoring safety practices. 

He will: (partial list)

*Work closely with building Principals in coordination of security programs

*Coordinate schedules for SRO’s to arrange coverage for events and day to day operations

*Patrol and monitor the campus and surrounding areas to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff and the security of the facilities.

*Inspect and monitor the security of doors, windows, gates and test for proper operation and detect/report fire/safety hazards and communicate with the Fairborn Police Department.

*Conduct investigations for school-related incidents as needed. 

*Will develop, implement, update and train all staff re: the district’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). 

*Will assist in development and implementation of security plans for special events involving school security. 

*Conduct annual safety audit/assessment of school facilities and grounds to determine safety and security issues. 

*Assist with training and implementation of building level Threat Assessment teams.

*Performs new hire training on all matters of safety and security. 

Superintendent Lolli states “With the current climate in our country, it is very important that we have a dedicated professional with in-depth knowledge of school safety to lead our efforts in professional development and safety training. With Sgt. Titley’s experience, we believe we are providing our staff and students with the training and day-to-day presence and expertise to keep our district safe.” 

Fairborn Board of Education President, Jerry Browning, states “The organization and development of our emergency procedures is of the utmost importance. With Sgt.Titley’s experience in Fairborn and Fairborn schools, our staff and students will know and understand our safety procedures and planning. We want to make sure that our students arrive home safely every day.” 

Sgt. Titley served as a School Resource Officer (SRO) in the Fairborn City School District for 14 years. He is humbled and excited to be coming back to the district in this important role. He is retiring from the Fairborn Police Department in June and will start his employment with Fairborn City Schools’ beginning on August 1, 2022. 

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