Kevin Burd began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Hunterdon County (NJ) Department of Corrections and retired as Detective Lieutenant with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office in 2019. In 2001 he became an operator with the Hunterdon County SWAT Team and transferred to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office in 2006. During his time with the Prosecutor’s Office he was promoted to Detective Sergeant of the Major Crimes Unit in 2007 and Detective Lieutenant of the Special Operations unit in 2014. The Special Operations Unit consisted of SWAT where Kevin served as County SWAT
Commander, Homeland Security where Kevin served as County Counterterrorism Coordinator, Emergency Management, Active Threat Response and School Safety. Between 2012 and 2019, Kevin coordinated the Hunterdon County Safe Campus initiative which included implementation of the I Love U Guys Foundation Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method along with other nationally recognized grant funded programs and trainings. This initiative was led through partnerships with schools, first responders, businesses, houses of worship and the general public to bring common terminology, actions and plans for a coordinated and integrated response during an active threat incident. During this initiative, Kevin was responsible for training and coordinating trainings for thousands of first responders, educators and students, businesses, houses of worship and civilians. Post retirement, Kevin now serves as an Instructor with the I Love U Guys Foundation, C3 Pathways, the National Center of Biomedical Research Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University (LSU) and is the owner of Priority of Life Training and Consulting.
Community Approach to Prevention, Response, and Resiliency to Acts of Mass Violence