Kenneth J. Solosky is the founder, president and lead instructor for Code Red Training Inc., an aviation, emergency medical, defensive driving, safety and security training company. They specialize in customizing first aid, CPR and AED classes, as well as female self defense training.
Ken retired from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in 2007 after twenty one years of service as a Lieutenant/Chief Pilot/Director of Training in the Aviation Unit. His other assignments within the police department have included: patrol, patrol sergeant, patrol platoon commander, the Warrant Division and Police Academy instructor. Ken is licensed as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) in both airplanes & helicopters and is a certified helicopter flight instructor. He also has ratings as an advanced ground and instrument ground instructor. Ken is a certified New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) and served as an EMT and Commissioner in the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc. After retirement from the NYPD, he was appointed the Chief Pilot for the Newark, NJ Police Department Aviation Unit where he served in that capacity for over two years. He now works as a Senior Director in the Northwell Health System, Corporate Security.
Ken is Board Certified from ASIS as a Certifed Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and Physical Security Professional (PSP).
In addition he is Board Certifed by the McAfee Institute as a Certifed Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist (CWTS), Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (CMIA) and Certified Counter-Intelligence Threat Analyst (CCTA)
Ken has taught and lectured domestically and internationally in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, Austria, the Czech Republic and China on training, counter-terrorism, personnel issues, leadership and airborne law enforcement operations. In addition, Ken writes feature columns, titled “Police Airborne Operations” for Officer.com, “Police Aviation” for LawOfficer.com and “Police Aviation Operations” for PoliceOne.com, three online law enforcement magazines. He is also a regular contributor to the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s magazine “Airbeat” and “Professional Pilot” magazine. He has also written articles in various law enforcement and emergency response magazines. Ken is a charter member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and has lectured and presented at their annual conference.
Ken is certified by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services to teach police officers and security officers. In addition, he is a certified National Safety Council (NSC) and Emergency Care and Safety institute (ECSI) CPR, AED, first aid, instructor trainer, wilderness first aid and oxygen administrator instructor..
He has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from St. John’s University in New York and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Ken is an avid musician, having played the drums since he was a young boy. He is proud to have represented the NYPD in musical performances on the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “Good Morning America”, the World Festival of Police Concert Bands in Tokyo, Japan and every major New York City Parade including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Ken is a lifelong resident of Mineola, NY where he resides with his wife Susan, and their two wonderful sons, Kenneth and Patrick.