Campus Safety Magazine Names Brine, Dusseau Directors of the Year

Northern Virginia Community College Police Chief Daniel Dusseau wins the education category, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Director of Public Safety Margie Brine wins the healthcare category.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Campus Safety magazine (CS) is pleased to announce that Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Police Chief Daniel Dusseau and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Director of Public Safety Margie Brine are winners of this year’s Director of the Year Award.

Some of the accomplishments that led to Brine’s win of the healthcare sector include her implementing a training academy for public safety security officers and nurses, and adopting a teletracking system to improve patient transport. Additionally, she managed the construction of a $1.2 million on-campus 911 dispatch center.

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Education sector winner Dusseau, who was a runner up in last year’s competition, also opened a state-of-the art dispatch center and instituted a centralized dispatch number, allowing for the coordination of police operations. He instituted daily reporting from each campus, identifying crime trends and enabling more effective deployment of resources.

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Although Brine and Dusseau came out on top, CS Executive Director Robin Hattersley Gray says the competition was close and all of the Director of the Year nominations were outstanding.

“The caliber of the entries just keeps getting better every year,” she says. “I don’t envy the judges’ jobs in trying to determine the winners… all of the nominees were so good! It’s a clear demonstration of the wonderful work that our readers and their departments are doing every day.”

Runners up in the education category were Clayton Harris, vice president/chief of police at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio; Ricardo Perez Jr., chief of police for the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Police Department in Edinburg, Texas; John Venuti, chief of police for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.; and August Washington, chief of police and assistant vice chancellor for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Runners up in the healthcare category were Parkland Health and Hospital System Police Chief Kenneth Cheatle; Dave Corbin, director of public safety, parking, facilities and engineering for Newton-Wellesley Hospital; and Bryan Warren, director of security for the Carolinas Healthcare System.

Campus Safety magazine would like to thank the program judges, including California State University, San Bernardino Chief of Police Jimmie Brown; VTV Family Outreach Foundation’s 32 National Campus Safety Initiative Director S. Daniel Carter; Aurora Health Care Senior Vice President of Security and Loss Prevention Michael Cummings; Virginia Tech Police Department Deputy Chief and Director of Threat Management Services Major E.R. (Gene) Deisinger; Glynn County Schools Chief of Police Rod Ellis; and Obici Hospital Security Manager and Consultant Linda Glasson.

CS would also like to thank all of this year’s program participants for their entries, and encourages readers to submit nominations for the 2014 program. Entry forms, instructions and judging criteria can be found at

Full coverage of Brine and Dusseau’s accomplishments will be featured in the October and November/December issues of Campus Safety magazine as well as online at

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