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Kenneth Calvert

Director of Security

Kenneth Calvert

As Director of Security, Kenneth Calvert directs all aspects of safety and security for the campus, collections, and Dumbarton Oaks community. He directs the operations of the security team and serves as the internal expert for security matters related to building and gallery renovations, new construction, and exhibitions. He oversees the development and implementation of emergency preparedness procedures and advises all aspects of the organization on best practices regarding security and safety.

Calvert has a BS in management studies and a certificate in human resource management, both from University of Maryland, University College, and he is a graduate of the Police Staff and Command Program at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. He is also a member of the ASIS International and International Association of Museum Facility Administrators.

Before arriving at Dumbarton Oaks in 2018, Calvert served for over 29 years at the University of Maryland Police Department in College Park, where he retired as an Assistant Chief of Police. In this capacity, he managed the operations of a full-service police department serving a population of 60,000. He has served in myriad operational and administrative posts including investigative, training, policy-making, and emergency management/critical incident functions.