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Security Expert Creating a REAL Impact

Credence Security Solutions C.E.O. Craig Straw is a retired United States Air Force Combat Veteran with 27 years of faithful and honorable service. Craig has served in a multitude of roles in the military: The United States Air Force Thunderbirds, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, U.S. Special Operations, and the U.S. Air Force Training and Education Command. Since his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Craig has served as the Director of School Safety and Security for Clear Creek Independent School District (I.S.D.) League City, TX. He oversaw the safety and security of 42,000 students and 5,000 staff members at 44 campuses, 13 cities, and two counties (Galveston County and Harris County) within 103 square miles ( the 28th largest school district in the state of Texas). 

He transitioned from Clear Creek I.S.D. to Texas City Independent School District (I.S.D.), where he currently serves as the Director of Security and School Safety Director. As the Director of Texas City I.S.D., he oversees the safety and security of 7,800 students and approximately 2,500 staff members at 14 campuses, and 12 cities in Galveston County within 20 square miles. As the Director of Security and School Safety for Texas City, Craig has assisted with the design and build of 5 new school campuses (3 elementary, one middle school, and one high school). He is a graduate of Embry-Aeronautical University and a licensed Commercial Drone Pilot. Craig received Drone Pilot training in Aerial 3D Mapping and Aerial Search at the University of Houston Clear Lake Pearland. He is certified by Texas A&M Engineering Extended Services as a Critical Infrastructure Inspector. He is an Adjunct Instructor. Craig serves as Board Member with The I Love U Guys Foundation and The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. 


Invoking change in school across America

Craig Straw is not only a visionary leader but also an amazing speaker. His ability to inspire and engage audiences is truly remarkable. He possesses a deep understanding of the importance of school safety and security, and he conveys this message with passion, empathy, and conviction. Whether speaking to educators, parents, or law enforcement officials, he has a gift for connecting with his audience and leaving them feeling motivated and empowered. His speeches are always insightful, informative, and thought-provoking, and he has a unique ability to make complex topics accessible and relevant to a wide range of audiences. It's no wonder that he is often sought after as a keynote speaker at conferences and events across the country.

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