U. of North Carolina Chief Named Director of the Year

LOS ANGELES — Campus Safety magazine is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Baker, chief of police for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has won the 2012 Director of the Year award.

In only two years, Baker developed a plan focusing on community oriented policing; successfully lobbied for more officers and pushed for more thorough investigations. His efforts led to nearly a 36% reduction in total incidents reported. Additionally, Baker’s implementation of an internal affairs unit has helped to ensure officers are guided by his department’s mission, values and directives.

Director of the Year runners up are Ronald Brown, director of school safety for Topeka Public Schools; Daniel Dusseau, chief of police for Northern Virginia Community College; Regina Lawson, chief of police at Wake Forest University; David Mitchell, chief of police/director of public safety at the University of Maryland, College Park; Charles Moore, director of security for LifeBridge Health in Baltimore; Stephen Satterly Jr., director of transportation and school safety at the Community School Corp. of Southern Hancock County in New Palestine, Ind.; and Kenneth Scott Sr., director of public safety for the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans.

See what voters had to say about their favorite Director of the Year Finalists

Campus Safety magazine would like to thank all of the readers who voted for their favorite nominees. We would also like to thank our program judges who are Joe Bellino, Memorial Hermann Health Systems’ system executive for security and law enforcement; Jimmie Brown, chief of police at California State University, San Bernardino; S. Daniel Carter, director of the 32 National Campus Safety Index, VTV Family Outreach Foundation; Dr. Jay Findling, advisory board member for the New York Gang Investigators Association; and Tony York, HSS senior vice president.

In-depth coverage of Baker’s achievements, as well as his department’s, will appear in an upcoming issue of Campus Safety magazine, as well as on CampusSafetyMagazine.com. To prepare for next year’s program, visit www.campussafetymagazine.com/DirectorOfTheYear.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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