||"Vincent Bove dedicates his life to
making his fellow citizens and communities safer and more secure. I ask my colleagues to join me in
honoring Vincent Bove for his sense of duty, determination and dedication in making our country a
safer and more secure place to live."
Congressional Record, 108th Congress
||"Vincent Bove is considered one of the foremost national experts
on school and workplace violence prevention, specializing in facility protection, evacuations, terrorism
prevention and leadership training for law enforcement personnel, bringing him the support, respect
and energy of his peers in the law enforcement community."
United States Senate Citation
||"Your dedication and sacrifice has laid the foundation for the
ethical success of our Nation's young leaders for years to come. You are the perfect role model
for this next generation of leaders of character in our great country."
Superintendent, United States Military Academy
||"Vincent Bove... in recognition of your professionalism and vigilance in
instituting security measures that assist the law enforcement communities of this State and Nation."
State of New York, Executive Chamber Citation of Merit
||"Vincent Bove has been recognized by the American Police Hall of Fame,
the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens...
for his outstanding leadership skills, service, promoting faithfulness to the federal, state and local laws
and for supporting the Constitution and Bill of Rights."
United States Senate Proclamation
||"Your keynote address was inspirational and
well received by those in attendance
and helped to make our conference a success.
We could not have done it without you, your role was invaluable."
International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association
||"It is only with support of leaders like yourself that the United States Military Academy can reach out to
the next generation and help develop them into Leaders of Character devoted to ethically serving our
Nation and others. Through your example as a role model, and the insights you shared, all participants
are now better prepared to solve the moral challenges they will soon be facing no matter where
graduation takes them."
Director, Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic
||"Vincent Bove... has dedicated his life to the protection of citizens and is
recognized as a nationally acclaimed expert on crime and terrorism prevention."
State of New Jersey, Executive Department Proclamation
||"It is proper and fitting for the New Jersey Senate to
pause in its deliberations to praise the law enforcement and crime prevention career of Vincent Bove
and to commend him as a man of strong character and exceptional determination."
State of New Jersey, Senate Resolution
||"Highly praised and justly recognized for his unwavering
determination, integrity and selfless commitment, Vincent Bove has distinguished himself with his career
that is marked by exemplary achievement and distinguished performance."
State of New York, Senate Legislative Resolution
||"Special recognition is given to you as
keynote speaker for our graduation ceremonies of our West Point
Command and Leadership curriculum and as an invited speaker to the Safe
Schools Symposium training program. Your most eloquent and dynamic
oration on topics such as school and workplace violence prevention,
emergency preparedness, terrorism, leadership training and other emergent
issues is truly commendable."
President, New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police
||"I want to extend my sincere appreciation and thanks for your participation in our Annual School Security Conference.
The important message you provided to over three hundred law enforcement and school officials regarding character and community will not easily be forgotten.
By illustrating how deeply held American values of character and community are the cornerstone of our work, both law enforcement and school officials can apply these principles in our daily lives… As we look forward to the upcoming school year, your message will help each one of the attendees perform their duties in a cooperative, collaborative manner."
Gloucester County Prosecutor
||"Mr. Bove's presentation balances gang awareness and sobering statistics
with steps that school community members can implement to
create a positive environment that supports student achievement.
His influential text, Listen To Their Cries, challenges all members of the
school community to establish measures to promote character education and develop a
comprehensive plan for school safety and security. I have ordered copies for
students to read in elective classes and in grade 9 English."
Principal, Hackensack High School
||"On behalf of the students and staff of West Milford Township High School, I want
to thank you for the excellent presentation and the message you delivered at yesterday's
assembly. I have gotten nothing but positive feedback from both students and staff
members. After speaking with a number of students, I think your message Be a person
of character: Change the World truly resonated with them. If we all work together to
improve the atmosphere in our schools, we actually may be able to change the world."
Principal, West Milford High School
||"Vincent Bove has distinguished himself among the law enforcement and
educational community as an authority on proactive school safety education. His level of knowledge and
dedication to ensuring that the tragedies of Columbine and Virginia Tech will not be repeated
is an invaluable service to the future of our children. In short, Vincent Bove is the go-to
guy for school safety education!"
Sheriff, Bergen County New Jersey
||"Your comprehensive presentation focusing on the development
of safety and security plans were invaluable to those entrusted with the health, safety and welfare of Bergen County."
County Executive of Bergen, New Jersey
||"I wanted to thank you for the wonderful Administrator Staff Development
Presentation you delivered at North Bergen. Your leadership, timely topics, and great handouts were a tremendous service."
North Bergen Superintendent of Schools
||"Thank you so much for taking time to spend with our faculty.
Your keynote address was well received and I, once again, was moved by your presentation.
Your knowledge and compassion were the key ingredients to a professional development day that was both
motivational and inspiring. You are truly a person whose talents and dedication to the safety and
well-being of our nation's youth are greatly admired."
Principal, Northern Highlands Regional High School
||"Your presentation... inspired [the Morris County counselors]...
[and] encouraged them to intensify their efforts to foster a culture of hope and trust in our schools."
Morris County Professional Counselors Association
||"In my experience I have met many outstanding personalities.
I would have to put Vincent Bove at the top of the list."
Fort Lee Public Schools Superintendent
||"I wanted to thank you once again for your years of service
as an associate member of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association. Your
continued involvement in our meetings serving as Chairman/Liaison of the
Crime Prevention Sub-Committee since 2004 is greatly appreciated."
President, Bergen County Police Chiefs Association
||"Participants felt you were right on target on issues that have a critical
impact on all of society. To get this kind or reaction from superintendents, business administrators,
principals and athletic directors is no easy task so the commendation is well deserved."
New Jersey Association of School Business Administrators, Executive Director
||"The reputation you have developed throughout the nation for law enforcement
officials is esteemed by our organization and your presence would be a vital service to the conference."
NYPD, Policewoman's Endowment Association
||"On behalf of Saint Peter's College thank you for your excellent crime
prevention presentation to our new college freshmen... feedback has been excellent."
Saint Peter's College Campus Safety Director
||"On behalf on the entire Columbia University community, I want to thank you for
your participation in the Executive Development Luncheon Series... your lecture on Facility Protection,
Emergency Planning and Evacuation Management was timely and informative. All attendees had the
opportunity to benefit from your extensive knowledge and experience."
Columbia University in the City of New York, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety
||"Our security professionals were unanimous in their praise of your
presentation and how pertinent it was to their job. Your vision and compassion were exemplary."
Union City, New Jersey Board of Education, Director of Facilities
||"Your presentation on the escalating problem that our society is facing
regarding school violence was extremely informative and educational. You provided real solutions and advice..."
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Director of Public Safety
||"Your poignant message about school violence, character education
and training for school safety was right on the mark."
Wallkill Central School District Superintendent, New York
||"The audience was extremely receptive to your presentation and the evaluations were wonderful."
Mid-Hudson Teacher Center, New York
||"On behalf of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association
and the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association, I would like to
express my sincere gratitude for your inspiring presentations. Through your efforts, over 200 Teachers, Coaches, Athletic Directors, and
School Administrators were able to grow professionally and become better
NJSIAA Project Manager, NJSCA Secretary/Treasurer
||"Your extraordinary efforts, hard work and unselfishness
resulted in the enhancement of an inherent Esprit de Corps within the personnel of the Newark Division's
Professional Support and Special Agent ranks."
FBI Newark, Assistant Special Agent in Charge
||"Thank you for the outstanding security vulnerability assessment at our schools...
your final report, which is indicative of your personal concern for school security indicates a wealth of information...
it is a direct result of your assessments that security at the two middle schools and high school
will be going in a whole new direction."
Teaneck Public Schools Superintendent, New Jersey
||"On behalf of the Essex County College Police Academy, please accept my sincerest
thanks and appreciation for being our keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. I am
confident that your address was both inspiring and memorable to the new graduates.
We are proud to add you to the list of
distinguished speakers who have addressed our academy graduates."
Director, Essex County College Police Academy
was extremely informative and timely in light of the current economic
climate. I am certain your advice and guidance is an inspiration to
many of our private sector partners who are tasked to provide corporate
security protection and implement domestic violence policies and
East District Commander, Jersey City Police Department
||"I'd like to offer my sincere thanks for serving as keynote speaker at the NJEA Emergency
Preparedness Conference... Your presentation captured the very essence of what we had
hoped to achieve.
As educators, we strive to provide our students with safe and secure schools. At the same
time, we try to make our schools welcoming places for parents and community members.
You helped us recognize that we can accomplish both goals through a collaborative
approach to school security."
President, New Jersey Education Association
||"On behalf of all members of the Bergen County Education Association,
thank you for your outstanding presentation on Transforming Our Schools:
The Heart and Brick of School Security to 300 members and invited guests from the law enforcement community.
The feedback was exceptional and we now look forward to your additional character development and
emergency preparedness initiatives on the state level through the New Jersey Education Association."
President, Bergen County Education Association
||"On behalf of the D.A.R.E. New Jersey Board of Directors, thank you for your assistance
and commitment to making the 2009 D.A.R.E. Spring Training Conference a huge
success. The positive feedback received from the conference participants was largely due
to your dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm. We were fortunate to have you as a presenter at the conference
and look forward to
continuing the effort to help children live drug and violence free lives."
Chairman and CEO, D.A.R.E. New Jersey
||"You were able to give six separate presentations,
and they were all targeted to that grade level. The children were both entertained and informed."
Carlstadt Police Department, New Jersey