Spotlight on K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Luke Williams

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 Pinellas County Schools Police Chief Luke Williams for being named one of this year’s Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.

Here are some of his notable achievements:

  • Assigned one school resource officer and school security officer to every campus in the district.
  • Worked with other police chiefs to define the role of police on district campuses, as well as define how administrators should work with police, what types of incidents require police involvement and what incidents should be handled by school administrators.
  • Obtained 3,000 foldable duffle bags to give to students who are foster children, providing them with a more convenient and dignified way for them to move from home to home (as opposed to using garbage bags).

View his photo gallery.

Read about the other school district 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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One response to “Spotlight on K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Luke Williams”

  1. Patricia Wright says:

    Chief Williams has brought a higher level of knowledge and accountability to campus safety. He promotes a sense of inclusion and urgency. Schools are informed and empowered to respond, should the need arise, and they know they will be supported by an able and prepared staff under the direction of a highly qualified Chief of Schools Police, Chief Williams.

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