Dr. Margolis has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety, and over a decade in higher education security. Previously, he was the Chief of Police at the University of Vermont and served on former Vermont Governor James Douglas’ Homeland Security Advisory Committee. He has served as a campus security expert for the Departments of Justice, Education and Homeland Security and testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He is founder and CEO of Social Sentinel, a service that provides insights into threats against safety and security shared publicly on social media. Social Sentinel’s technology scans billions of social media posts for indications of harm and violence, and relays messages in near-real time to safety and security professionals.
As tragedies like Vegas, Orlando and Sandy Hook stay top of mind for Americans, venues of every size across the country should assess how they tackle the difficult questions raised when evaluating security concerns for their events.