Last Chance to Submit Your Director of the Year Nominations

Campus Safety magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Campus Safety Director of the Year program. Nominations are due Nov. 1.

If you know a hospital, university or school campus police chief, director of public safety and security, 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.

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Now in its sixth year, the CS Director of the Year program highlights the achievements of campus public safety executives in North America.

Last year’s winner, California State University, San Bernardino Chief of Police Jimmie Brown, cut crime on campus and consolidated dispatch services to grab the top prize.

Turning the campus parking deck into a business structure unit helped David Dougherty, director of security services for Canton, Ohio-based Aultman Hospital earn the healthcare award in 2009. The revenue generated from that venture paid for maintenance, lighting upgrades and the installation of video surveillance equipment.

Michael Parks, director of campus security for Minnesota State University, Moorhead, the 2009 education winner, also had impressive accomplishments. During the Red River flood of 2009, he served as campus incident commander in which he managed 25,000 volunteers, the call center, delivery of 40,000 pounds of food and arranged four housing during the emergency.

How to Win

Following these four steps will ensure your nomination has the best chance of getting the judges’ attention:

  1. Clearly describe in a reasonable amount of detail the accomplishments of your nominee
  2. Provide specific examples that demonstrate his or her achievements
  3. Whenever possible, provide quantifiable data as to why your nominee deserves to win
  4. Get your materials in on time, including recommendations from other administrators and employees

The award winner will receive:

  • Special editorial coverage and photos in a future issue of Campus Safety magazine
  • Recognition in the campus safety and security community
  • A $100 American Express gift certicate
  • A custom plaque

Additional information that will help you prepare your 2011 can be found at the Campus Safety Director of the Year Web page.

Good luck to all of our nominees. May the best director win!

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