Call for Campus Safety Director of the Year Nominations!
It’s time to start working on your nominations for our Director of the Year awards program. They are due Dec. 17.
Campus Safety magazine is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the Director of the Year program. If you know a school, university or hospital police chief, security director or emergency manager who goes above and beyond the call of duty, demonstrating outstanding leadership skills, ingenuity, selflessness and overall achievement, we encourage you to submit his or her (or your) nomination.
Last year’s winners included UNT Denton Police Chief Ed Reynolds, Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Director of Security Robert Field, Val Verde USD Chief of Police Mark Clark and Berkeley County SD Tim Knight.
One of Clark’s achievements was that he and his district improved access control and visitor management by working towards making campuses keyless and updating school front lobbies. Knight created an annual SRO summer training program for active shooters, de-escalation, defensive tactics, bomb threats, child abuse and sexual assault, CPR and more. Field revamped his hospital’s workplace violence prevention program, which increased employee awareness by 17 percent, while Reynolds emphasized officer recruitment, raising pay levels to attract the best candidates and utilizing in-house marketing to save on recruitment costs.
Articles highlighting all four winners’ accomplishments will be featured in upcoming issues of Campus Safety magazine as well as on CampusSafetyMagazine.com. Coverage of the previous year’s hospital Director of the Year winner can be found here; of the higher education winner can be found here; of the K-12 winner can be found here.
How to Win
Following these four steps will ensure your nomination has the best chance of getting the judges’ attention.
- Clearly describe in a reasonable amount of detail the accomplishments of your nominee
- Provide specific examples that demonstrate their achievements
- Whenever possible, provide quantifiable data as to why your nominee deserves to win
- Get your materials in on time, including recommendations from other administrators and employees
The Director of the Year Award Winner(s) Will Receive
- Special editorial coverage and photos in a future issue of Campus Safety magazine as well as on CampusSafetyMagazine.com
- Recognition in the campus public safety, security and emergency management community
- Free admission to one of next year’s Campus Safety Conferences., as well as two nights at the conference hotel
- Finalists will also receive free admission to Campus Safety Conference East
- A custom trophy
Good luck to all of our nominees. May the best director win!
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Campus Safety magazine is another great resource for public safety, security and emergency management professionals. It covers all aspects of campus safety, including access control, video surveillance, mass notification and security staff practices. Whether you work in K-12, higher ed, a hospital or corporation, Campus Safety magazine is here to help you do your job better!