Spotlight on K-12 School/District Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Donald Webster

Check out some of this Director of the Year finalist’s top accomplishments, as well as a photo gallery of him and his department.

Congratulations to Donald Webster, Chief of Campus Safety at Kalamazoo Public Schools, for being named one of this year’s K-12 school/district Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.

Some of his notable achievements include:

  • Implemented a visitor management system to track and identify who comes on and off campus, alert officials if a visitor poses a risk, and more.
  • Updated the district’s two-way radio system from analog to digital, replaced the old public address system and extended it, and expanded the exterior paging system’s coverage.
  • Drastically reduced the number of fights that occurred at school by implementing a group violence intervention project to mediate and resolve ongoing conflicts.

View his photos.

Winners of this year’s Director of the Year award will be announced at this summer’s 2024 Campus Safety Conference, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, July 8-10. For more information and to register, visit

Read about the other K-12 finalists.

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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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6 responses to “Spotlight on K-12 School/District Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Donald Webster”

  1. I. David says:

    Congratulations to all the finalists who have shown themselves worthy of this recognition. School safety should be a top priority for every district in the country. Best of luck to Donald Webster of Kalamazoo Mi who goes above and beyond to make the education space safe for teaching and learning for all schools. A well-deserved recognition… all the best!

  2. Kurt McCamman says:

    Congratulations Chief Webster! Keep up the great work.

  3. Chuck Dahlinger says:

    Chief Webster is someone who has always displayed a commitment and passion to his community and schools. No finer individual than this man who leads by example!

  4. Chief Webster is a man who is passionate about his community and schools. It always does the right things. No better example to follow than what he sets!

  5. Robert Jackson says:

    Congratulations ! Mr. Webster

  6. D. Gregory says:

    Congratulations Chief and best of luck. Thank you for your unrelenting service to KPS and passion for the safety of our students.

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