Paul S. Denton, MBA, MSCJ, CSSP, CIPM


Paul is a Staff Consultant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Youngstown State University and holds an MBA from Xavier University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University.

Paul served 28 years with the Columbus Division of Police, then in 2006 was appointed Chief of The Ohio State University Police Division, where he reorganized the division and launched a crime analysis and problem-oriented approach to addressing campus crime issues. He has successfully directed public safety operations for major campus events such as football games, political campaigns and other dignitary visits.

Paul serves on numerous campus, community and professional work groups, including current appointments to the Columbus State Community College Criminal Justice Advisory CommitteeOhio Peace Officer Training Commission and the Franklin County Homeland Security Advisory Council. He was the 2013 chair of the Franklin County Police Chiefs Association.

Paul volunteers on the Officer Appreciation committee of the ASIS Columbus Chapter and contributed to the BJA Campus Security Guidelines through the Major City Chiefs Association Campus Security Initiative. He has presented as a classroom guest lecturer, at state and national professional conferences and to local community groups.

He attended the 194th session of the FBI National Academy and holds certificates from the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program and Police Executive Leadership College (PELC). He is certified as a Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) and a Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM). He is a member of the Ohio Association of Chiefs, serving on its Advisory Services group to conduct promotion assessments, and was the 2011 recipient of its Theodore Jones Service Award. Paul is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). He also serves as a mentor for new chiefs in the International Association of Chiefs of Police mentoring project.

    It is important to me that the unique needs of each client are the primary focus as we work with them to find optimal solutions. In an ever-changing environment, SRMC prides itself on dependability, confidentiality, and outstanding performance. I believe that my broad experience in both the public and private sector, in higher education, professional training development and large-scale events allows me to make a substantial contribution in resolving our client’s security issues.
    — Paul S. Denton

    Professional Affiliations and Certifications

    • ASIS International
    • Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
    • Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP)
    • Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM)
    • Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE)
    • Police Executive Leadership College (PELC)