Both recipients of the 2007 Campus Safety Director of the Year Awards knew it was time to give their departments a fresh start. From changing their agencies’ images to implementing new technology – and everything in between – Bonnie Michelman of Massachusetts General Hospital and David Rivero of the University of Miami had what it takes to put their agencies back on track.
Respondents to the Third Annual Campus Safety Salary Survey indicate they continue to enjoy their careers. This second part of our two-part series reveals who is happy as well as the few who might be tempted to look elsewhere due to dissatisfaction.
The results of the Third Annual Campus Safety Salary Survey are in, and the news is good for some, but not for others. This first half of our two-part series discusses how sworn officer pay appears to be on the rise, making it easier for the campus law enforcement community to attract quality sworn personnel. Starting pay for nonsworn officers, however, has decreased, and women and some minorities remain underrepresented.
Nearly two decades ago, Spring ISD’s Chief Alan Bragg created the school district’s police department with support from the superintendent, school board and community. Proper planning, budgeting, site assessments and officer recruitment laid the groundwork for the agency’s success today.
Congratulations to The George Washington University Chief of Police Dolores Stafford, winner of the first annual Campus Safety Director of the Year/Education award. CALEA accreditation, an increased department presence on campus, and a decrease in crime are just some of her accomplishments. Read on to see how she made it to the top.
Forsyth Medical Center’s Director of Public Safety Tony Potter describes the impressive overhaul his department has undergone to address the facility’s expansion plans and evolving security concerns.
Campus Safety‘s second annual salary survey verifies what many have suspected all along: Starting salaries for campus police officers are often much less than their counterparts in traditional police departments. Despite these numbers, nine out of 10 decision-makers say they are satisfied with their careers.
UCLA’s Chief of Police Karl Ross describes the steps he takes to overcome recruitment challenges and ensure the officers he selects are right for the job.