Public Safety Technology and School Safety in Connectictut
Join Prepared and The RAK Academy for this informative, virtual session on the intersection of public safety technology and school safety in the state of Connecticut.
About Daniel Jewiss, President & Founder, The RAK Academy
Dan retired in 2021 after serving 23 years with the Connecticut State Police. He began his career as a road Trooper, patrolling the northwest corner of CT. He then spent 12 years as a Detective in the elite Western District Major Crime Squad, where he investigated numerous felony cases such as homicides, bank robberies, sexual assaults, financial crimes and most notably, the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. As the Lead Investigator of that tragedy, Dan still remains committed to supporting the victims and their families. Dan also spent 7 years as an Instructor at the CT State Police Training Academy, where his primary roles as a P.O.S.T. certified instructor were teaching Leadership & Team-Building, Search & Seizure Case Law, as well as Active Shooter Response.
Dan also served 20 years in the CT Army National Guard. During his military career, Dan served full-time for 3 years in Counterdrug Operations, where he helped establish military based training for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. As a Sergeant First Class he was selected to be a TAC for Officer Candidate School (OCS), where he became a certified Army Instructor and Platoon Trainer. He helped develop, coordinate and conduct Leadership training to mentor soldiers to become commissioned officers in the United States Army. Dan eventually became the Chief Instructor at OCS and then the Battalion Operations Non-Commissioned Officer at the Leadership Regiment at Camp Niantic in CT, before he retired in 2011 at the rank of Master Sergeant.
In the private arena, Dan has been conducting training since 2008. He is the Founder and President of The RAK Academy, where Dan and his co-instructors teach audiences easy to understand and affordable strategies to SAVE LIVES in Active Killer incidents. The RAK Academy’s primary audiences are 1st Responders, School Personnel, Houses of Worship Communities and Businesses. Dan is also a Senior Associate at Team Training Associates, a Certified Everything DiSC Workplace Instructor and a co-creator of the Performance Leadership Model. In all his capacities, Dan strives to inspire his audiences to become positive influences in their families, workplaces and communities. He is also the proud father of two beautiful daughters.
Prepared is the leading provider of mission-critical multimedia and text to American public safety agencies. The company’s flagship product, Prepared Live, enables emergency professionals to access real-time data from the scene, driving more efficient, effective, and safe responses. Prepared Live Enhanced, the first paid tier of the platform, offers additional, cutting-edge features. Prepared OnScene extends data collected by Prepared Live directly to responders in the field.
Since its founding in 2019, the company has grown its reach to partner with hundreds of agencies in 48 states that protect over 60 million people. In the process, it has raised over $16 million in venture funding from leading investors, including Google’s AI-focused venture arm.