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Claude Barnes

Palo Alto, CA


Work Experience

Security Coordinator - Director of Security 2008-8/2013

Bishop O'Dowd High School
Oakland, CA

August 2013 to Present

Bishop O'Dowd's campus is approx. 12-15 acres, with more than 1,300 staff and students. 
• Responsible for supplying 24- hour supervision for all school events and the campus throughout the year. 
• Manage a team of 9 full and part-time security guards. 
• Responsible for monitoring visitor access to campus and parking lots. 
• Manage all aspects of personnel from interviewing, hiring, training and disciplinary action for the security guards. 
• Responsible for completing investigations and detailed reports for complaints of staff, students and visitors. 
• Monitor activity of vendors and safety inspectors. 
• Provided detailed incident reports. 
• Responsible for emergency situations. 
• Collaborate with Fire and Police Department as needed. 
• Responsible for managing the security budget. 
Selected Highlights: 
• Implemented policies and procedures which resulted in: 
o Theft on campus is down 98% 
o Off campus vehicle parking break-ends are done 99%. 
• Promoted to Director of Security in 2008.

Assistant Director of Security

Bishop O'Dowd High School

2005 to 2008

Responsible for shift scheduling. 
• Responsible for work details of guards for after-school special events. 
• Responsible for monitored vehicle parking lots and visitor access on campus. 
• Provided detailed incident reports. 
• Assist with investigation and complaints of staff, students and visitors. 
• Assist with emergency situations.

Security Officer Supervisor

Ridgeview Institute

2002 to 2005

Ridgeview Institute, is a 24 hour 7 days a week Mental Health and Addiction Treatment faculty on about 6-10 acres. 
• Responsible for the supervision for 10 full-time guards. 
• Provided a safe environment for clients, employees, hospital property, physicians and visitors. 
• Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training scheduling the guards. 
• Responsible for environmental analysis of buildings to determine safety needs. 
• Responsible for completing detailed incident reports. 
• Managed budget for my department. 
• Participated at Safety Forum meetings with Management. 
• Ensure all security personnel are knowledgeable and compliant with HIPAA regulations. 
Additional History

Plain Clothes Bodyguard

Career Note
Phoenix, AZ

1994 to 2002

for Lloyd Brown Private Security Company, Uniformed Security Guard for Phoenix Operation and Part-Time Security Guard for Bishop O'Dowd High School



Louisiana Tech University -
Ruston, LA

1983 to 1985

Additional Information

Areas of Expertise 
• More than 4 years as an effective leader of a security team 
• More than 19 years of training and knowledgeable in all aspects of physical and property security operations 
• Excellent skills in organizing, planning and leadership. 
• Proven ability to interact effectively across diverse cultures and social levels 
• Collaboration with School Administration and Law Enforcement 
• Excellent communication skills. 
• Proficient in Microsoft applications