DiNovo, Jaccuzzo & Summers Named CS Directors of the Year
Campus Safety magazine is pleased to announce that John A. DiNovo of Saratoga Hospital, Craig Jaccuzzo of Nicholls State University and Gerald Eugene Summers of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. have won the publication’s coveted Director of the Year awards.
Gerald Eugene Summers is the director of safety and security for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. in Evansville, Ind.
DiNovo, who is the director of public safety for Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., received the top honor in the hospital category. He transformed the security group that formerly reported to engineering into a 20-member, full-service public safety department that reports to the vice president of operations and facilities. DiNovo also expanded and upgraded his hospital’s video surveillance, call box, panic alarm, photo ID and access control systems.
Jaccuzzo is the chief of police for Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., and he won the award in the higher education sector. He completely overhauled the campus police department, including building a new facility, new communications system and uniform patrol fleet with standardized equipment. Jaccuzzo also authored legislation (that is now law) requiring all sex offenders to register with campus police when they become students, volunteers or employees.
Summers, who is the director of safety and security for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. in Evansville, Ind., received the top honor in the K-12 school/district category. He updated procedures for drills and convened meetings and trained staff on emergency procedures. Additionally, the positive relationships he developed with city and county officers, first responders and central dispatch resulted in his being assigned 800 MHz police, fire and ambulance radios and a central dispatch call number.
Runners up for Director of the Year include Paul Callahan, assistant vice president of campus safety and chief of police at the University of Akron; Robert Lenahan, Stony Brook University chief of police; and Ralph Webb, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department captain.
Program judges include James D. Brown, associate director for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA); Michael Dorn, executive director for Safe Havens International; Bonnie Michelman, director of police, security and outside services at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Ray Thrower, campus safety director for Gustavus Adolphus College.
Now in its sixth year, the Campus Safety Director of the Year Award program honors hospital, university and school campus police chiefs, directors of public safety and security, and emergency management executives who go above and beyond the call of duty, demonstrating outstanding leadership skills, ingenuity, selflessness and overall achievement.
In-depth coverage of each winner will appear in upcoming issues of Campus Safety magazine, as well as on our Web site. To prepare for next year’s program, click here.
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