His diverse educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bryant College as well as a Masters Degree in Education from Cambridge College. Steve's Masters Degree included specialized concentrations in Elementary Education and Accelerated Learning Theories.
Steve began his journey to radKIDS® by entering the law enforcement field in Ogunquit, Maine in 1978. After working as a police officer extensively in Maine and Florida, he settled in Massachusetts. In 1985, Steve joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Public Safety and rose to the rank of Night Commander before leaving for radKIDS® in 1999.
Steve Daley is an accomplished trainer and instructor specializing in police officer safety training, officer survival skills, conflict resolution, and communication skills both on a national level and for the Mass Criminal Justice Training Council. He enjoys the time he spends training law enforcement officers and remains active. He is proud to say that he has trained over 5000 officers during his law enforcement-training career.
Steve expanded his personal safety instruction when introduced to RAD for women's in 1993. While working with RAD as an Instructor-Trainer and Staff Instructor, Steve assisted many instructors in bringing RAD for women to their communities as well as assisting in the start up growth and development of radKIDS®.
While holding virtually every position available in law enforcement from Patrol Officer to Chief of Police, Steve was successful in achieving most of his career goals but he was never able to fully reach his true life's goal of helping children to escape violence. In 1999, with the support of his wife, Colleen and son Corey, Steve retired from a distinguished law enforcement career to become the Executive Director of radKIDS®.
His involvement in the radKIDS® foundational research and development committee convinced him that the radKIDS® approach to empowering children had the potential to make a difference in thousands of children's lives. Steve believes that it is not only every child's right to realistic and empowering safety education but it is our responsibility as adults and parents to provide it. radKIDS® is dedicated to providing all communities, children and parents with the ability to recognize, avoid, resist and escape personal violence and harm.
Today, Steve continues to promote the radKIDS® program from radKIDS® headquarters located in South Dennis, MA. He promotes and teaches the radKIDS® program. He travels extensively across the country empowering communities with their own radKIDS® programs.
Most recently Steve formed an alliance with the Polly Klaas foundation in California and has appeared on the Americas Most Wanted television show to promote radKIDS®.