Campus Safety 2012 Director of the Year Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the finalists of this year’s award’s program.

David Mitchell, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, University of Maryland, College Park

  • Created a state-o
    f-the-art K9 unit consisting of four dogs and five vehicles that can detect bombs and person-borne explosive devices
  • Properly and fully staffed the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • In two years efforts led to decreased crime and better relationships between the police department and the University of Maryland community

View Mitchell’s photo gallery.

Charles Moore, Director of Security, LifeBridge Health

  • Developed an in-house security training curriculum focusing on the specific requirements in the healthcare field and following the tenants of the IAHSS Basic Security Officer training program
  • Worked with the construction and design team to design a new 23-bed, in-patient psychiatric unit
  • In consultation with local law enforcement, developed a gang awareness training manual for staff

View Moore’s photo gallery.

Darrick Muhammad, Director of Public Safety, Wayne County Community College District

  • Restructured his department so it is now an in-house campus safety agency, resulting in a sharp decrease in property crimes
  • Saved thousands of dollars in training fees by training supervisors and officers who then provide annual in-house maintenance training
  • Sent four lieutenants and one sergeant to grant writing classes so they’ll be able to apply for grants used to pay for video surveillance and 800 MHz radio upgrades

View Muhammad’s photo gallery.

Stephen Satterly, Jr., Director of Transportation and School Safety, Community School Corp. of Southern Hancock County

  • Installed more than 70 security cameras at two schools, leading to the solving of numerous cases of vandalism, bullying and assault
  • Provided emergency “go” kits for every teacher in the district
  • Successfully applied for a Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grant, which paid for new two-way radios and other necessities

View Satterly’s photo gallery.

Kenneth Scott, Sr., Director of Public Safety, Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans

  • Rapidly reorganized his agency, creating a training division, investigations division and internal affairs department
  • Access control, video surveillance and panic alarms have been installed in all facilities
  • Despite budget cuts and layoffs, department was able to procure a fully certified mountain bike unit, three-wheeled electric scooters, SWAT team and an upgraded dispatch center that monitors campus video surveillance, panic alarms and access control systems

View Scott’s photo gallery.

Larry Volz, Chief of Police, University of the District of Columbia

  • Created a threat assessment team (TAT) to review potential situations/incidents, greatly reducing the amount of time it takes to address problems
  • Increased coverage of the school’s video surveillance system from 50 to 200 cameras (and growing), enabling the department to conduct virtual patrols of satellite campuses
  • Fully integrated the access control systems of all four campuses and installed motion detector and alarm systems

View Volz’s photo gallery.

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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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