Kenneth N. Berkowitz


Kenneth N. Berkowitz is CJP’s Senior Security Advisor.

He enables CJP and our partners to improve security strategies and tactics that safeguard staff, community members, and communal facilities.  

Ken came to CJP after a 30-year police career in Canton, including 17 years as Chief of Police.  

He is a former President of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council and has also served as the Control Chief of their Mobile Operations Unit and Regional Response Team Commander. As part of this team, Ken responded to the Democratic National Convention, professional sports championship celebrations, and the Boston Marathon bombing.  

He has participated in global training programs including summits in Israel to study successful counter-terrorism strategies. Ken is a member of the of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force’s Executive Group and serves on the Homeland Security Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He was also appointed to the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

Ken is a member of CJP’s Communal Security Advisory Committee and a past member of the National Committee for Jewish Institutional Security as part of the ADL. He raised more than $10,000 for Cops for Kids with Cancer by running the 2010 Boston Marathon.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from North Adams State College, a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College, and a graduate certificate in public administration from Suffolk University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and of the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.