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Jim Hartnett

Director of Community Wide Security

Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Jim Hartnett was named the first director of community wide security at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland in 2013. In the past eight years, he has implemented a community-based safety and security initiative for Jewish agencies, schools and synagogues throughout greater Cleveland, Ohio. Hartnett and his team assist the community with emergency preparedness and crisis management. They offer security training in collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement.  Hartnett has also assisted in successfully applying for U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Ohio Emergency Management grants for target hardening and security training for Jewish agencies across the community.

Hartnett has 29 years of investigative and managerial experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation leading and directing programs in transnational narcotics, organized crime, field intelligence, domestic/international terrorism, crisis management and infrastructure protection. He has an undergraduate degree in business administration from Le Moyne College, is a graduate of the FBI Academy and has attended Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Public-Private Partnerships and the Future of Protecting High-Risk Minority Communities

Wednesday, May 22nd

Coordinated by the Ohio Jewish Communities, this discussion will look a few short years into the future to see how legislation, regulation, grant funding, technology and innovation combine to detect, deter and defend high-risk minority communities from attacks.