John WeinsteinSecurity Planning Coordinator at Community Baptist Church, and Police Lieutenant, retired
Lt. John Weinstein, PhD, is a retired Commander of Strategic Planning and Outreach at Northern Virginia Community College. Before retiring, he accumulated extensive law enforcement experience as a deputy sheriff, patrol officer, town sergeant, and chief of police. Dr. Weinstein has extensive teaching, program assessment and training experience in all aspects of planning and security operations, including firearms, active incident response tactics, mental health training, planning, and communications. He is also certified as an active incident response instructor, a Verbal Judo trainer, and a Crisis Intervention Team trainer. He lectures frequently on conflict avoidance and de-escalation.
Prior to his retirement from law enforcement, Dr. Weinstein spent almost 30 years as a leading Department of Defense official where he was responsible for assessing the safety, security and control of US nuclear weapons. He was responsible for writing an annual report to the President of the United States.
Currently, Dr. Weinstein is his church’s security planning coordinator. In addition to developing all-hazards safety and security plans, he provides monthly presentations on various security topics, such as active shooter response, dealing with difficult people, dealing with mental health issues, and staying safe in the community. He also consults on church security matters with Dusseau Solutions, LLC.
Weinstein holds a doctorate in International Politics. He is widely published on many law enforcement and defense topics. His articles have appeared in Campus Safety magazine, the Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and The Police Chief, the International Association of Chiefs of Police monthly publication.