John Gooley - Chief Security Officer of Cardinal Point Homeland Security

John Gooley

Chief Security Officer

Mr. Gooley is recognized as an expert in school security throughout the region. He is frequently requested to speak to parents, administrators, and industry experts about school safety issues. He is responsible for the administration of all school security programs with Cardinal Point Homeland Security Group.

Since 2017 he has served as our School Police Officer (SPO) program coordinator, overseeing the successful implementation of school security programs in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mr. Gooley is a retired Police Sergeant with 30 years of experience and an expert in fraud investigation, personal and institutional protection, and crisis planning and management. Along the way he served as a Sergeant of Special Detectives with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, specializing in surveillance and plain-clothes drug interdiction. Mr. Gooley is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He is an active member of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). He holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice specializing in Security Management from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.