Campus Safety Director of the Year Winners Announced

LOS ANGELES – Campus Safety (CS) magazine congratulates the winners of its Campus Safety Director of the Year Award: Alan Robinson, director of protection and security services for Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Healthcare; and Dolores Stafford, chief of police for The George Washington University based in our nation’s capitol.

The program honors school, university and hospital security administrators and police chiefs who exhibit outstanding leadership and management of their departments.

Although the program was originally designed for only one individual to be given the award, according to organizers, they received too many good entries to choose just a single winner. “We decided it would only be fair to issue two awards this year: One for the healthcare segment of our readership and another for our readers from the education sector.” says Robin Hattersley Gray, CS’ executive editor.

Healthcare winner Robinson is currently featured in the January/February issue of and can be viewed online at Campus Safety Director of the Year/Healthcare. Education winner Stafford will be featured in the March/April issue.

Hospital, school or university police chiefs and directors of public safety are encouraged to begin preparing their applications for the 2007 program. “And if you know of someone else who is deserving of this award, we hope you will submit his or her nomination as well,” adds Gray.

Potential participants can read the articles featuring Robinson and Stafford to see just what they did to come out on top. Some examples of outstanding achievement and performance might include:

  • A recently implemented or revised campus safety escort program
  • Improved officer response times and community interaction
  • A significant drop in crime on campus
  • Improved communications interoperability
  • Increased number and frequency of Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training programs
  • Maintained high officer and employee morale despite setbacks
  • Effectively recruited volunteers, leading to greater on-campus officer presence
  • Implemented enhanced disaster response strategies, recovery plans and protocols
  • Increased the number and frequency of officer training sessions
  • Sustained excellent personal and subordinate performance despite significant obstacles
  • Improved event planning and revised crowd management tactics

“One way to get your nomination noticed is to have it contain specific examples demonstrating why you or your nominee deserves the award,” says Gray. “Quantifiable achievements such as cost savings and crime statistics are also very impressive.”

The complete judging criteria are online at 2007 Director of the Year Judging Criteria and can provide additional guidance. The 2007 entry form will also be available online in March and in upcoming issues of Campus Safety magazine.

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Campus Safety magazine press release

About Campus Safety: Campus Safety is a trade publication exclusively serving campus police chiefs, security directors, IT personnel and executive administrators involved in the public safety and security of major U.S. hospitals, schools and universities. For more information, visit www.campussafetymagazine.com.

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