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Biola Campus Safety Chief Presented with National Clery Compliance Award

The campus safety chief was also the recipient of the 2015 Campus Safety Director of the Year Award for higher ed institutions.

Biola University’s campus safety chief received the 2017 National Clery Compliance Award for his leadership role in creating a safe environment for students on the La Mirada, California campus.

Chief John Ojeisekhoba was presented with the award on July 21 by the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP), reports Biola News.

Every year, the organization recognizes an individual who has significantly improved the development of Clery Act compliance programs at their respective colleges.

“Changes, improvements and goals to Biola University’s Clery Act Compliance program can only be attributed to Chief Ojeisekhoba’s direct leadership,” says Biola Deputy Chief for Campus Safety, Randy Richardson. “Under his leadership, the university has ensured that its Clery compliance efforts continue to grow as it is challenged with new and changing information.”

Chief Ojeisekhoba is credited for initiating an audit of the school’s Clery compliance in November 2015.

He and his team provide training from Clery Act experts to school officers in various departments throughout the university. Each officer receives additional safety training, including firearms training at least four times a year, according to university’s website.

Ojeisekhoba is also credited for raising money to hire a part-time Clery compliance officer who assists in data collection and creating accurate incident reports and crime logs.

“Chief believes it truly took the effort and teamwork of so many to make this possible and is sincerely grateful to the department’s Clery compliance team, partners across campus, and university leadership who continue to support and play unique roles in implementing the tasks associated with these challenging federal regulations,” says Richardson.

Additionally, Ojeisekhoba implemented the ability for all card reader doors to be locked at once with the press of a button should a lockdown situation arise.

In June 2015, Ojeisekhoba was also given the Campus Safety Director of the Year Award in higher ed.

He was recognized for increasing officer retention from an average of two years to five years and spearheaded the construction of perimeter fences.

“I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together,” Chief Ojeisekhoba says of his compliance team. “We will continue to seek ways to improve.”

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