Chief of Police
Santa Fe College
Ed Book has been Chief of Police at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida since 2011. He is a 31+ year law enforcement official who previously retired from the Gainesville Police Department as District Commander and Captain.
Ed earned an M.Ed. at the University of Florida.
Ed also serves as the College Emergency Management Coordinator and Behavioral Intervention Team Chair. He is an adjunct instructor teaching in the Bachelors of Science Organizational Management program and to public safety recruits.
He is a crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) “practitioner,” the highest level of training in the field provided by the Florida Attorney General’s Office. He has additional expertise in areas of operations, community policing, youth services, and special event management and has published or presented numerous times.
Ed is a member of several law enforcement organizations including the IACP, IACLEA, Florida Police Chiefs, and Florida Design Out Crime Association. He is an active Rotary member holding several positions including Past President.
The Santa Fe College Police Department is the past recipient of recognitions including the Florida Crime Prevention Association Crime Prevention Unit of the Year, Florida Police Chiefs’ Rocky Pomerance Award for Excellence in Policing, & the inaugural Community Policing Award from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
Ethics & Compliance Program Manager
University of Phoenix
Lara Fox is an Ethics & Compliance Program Manager with the
University of Phoenix. She has been with the University of Phoenix since 2005
and oversees the university’s Campus Safety Program. Lara’s primary
responsibilities include providing training for the university’s 90+ Campus
Security Authorities, managing the campus crime statistics for the university’s
campuses, and maintaining the university’s campus safety policies.
Lara graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s
degree in communication.
Executive Director of Security & Emergency Management
Jeff Kedrowski is the executive director of security and emergency management at Elmhurst College, where he formed a threat assessment team that he currently chairs. He is also a co-instructor at the institution.
Prior to that, Jeff held various positions in the aerospace and defense industry, including director of security for Goodrich ISR Systems and Recon Optical, Inc. Previous campus safety experience included serving as director of protection services for Elmhurst from 1999–2001. He has also served as an independent safety consultant and is currently the CEO of Fog Advisors Security Management & Public Safety Consultants.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Loyola University of Chicago and a master’s degree in project management from the Keller Graduate School of Business. Jeff also earned a security management certification from the Professional Certification Board of ASIS International (formerly the American Society for Industrial Security), and has served in various official capacities within that organization.
Director of Public Safety
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
David Miles has been the director of public safety for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan campus in Teaneck, N.J. since 1984. He is responsible for all aspects of public safety on the campus which includes 60 buildings and 10,000 students — 1,000 living on campus.
David is also responsible for parking, locksmith services, investigations, crime prevention and residence hall security.
He is the co-team leader for the campus Emergency Management Team which oversees the emergency operations plan for the Metropolitan campus and is also the co-chair of the campus Threat Assessment Team.
David earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in administrative science from Fairleigh Dickinson. He also is a graduate of the 64th class of the Union County, New Jersey Police Academy.
In 2003, he received the Fairleigh Dickinson University “Pillar of the University” award for outstanding service. And in 2006, he was honored with the North Jersey Crime Prevention Officer’s Association Community Partnership Award.
Gene Palma joined Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y. in 1999 as the associate director of public safety and transportation. In 2007 he assumed his current position as executive director of public safety and transportation. In announcing his new position, Adelphi University Vice President for Administration and Student Services Angelo B. Proto said, "Gene’s contributions to public safety were instrumental in making the Adelphi campus one of the safest in the nation. He has also been a key partner in enhancing Adelphi’s relationship with local and regional first responders."
Prior to his arrival at Adelphi, Palma served as associate director of public safety at New York University, senior executive security manager at Mac's Corporation, and as an operations supervisor at Colombia University.
For 10 consecutive years, Gene has been the vice president of the Long Island College and Metropolitan University Consortium. This association represents 32 higher education institutions on Long Island and in the metropolitan area.
Palma is an active member in the Nassau County Police Association, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the American Society of Industrial Security, the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement, the International Association for Counter terrorism and Security Professionals, and the New York State Parking Association.
Edward G. Piper
Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management
Edward G. Piper has been director of public safety and emergency management at Georgetown Law in Washington D.C. since 2007. He has more than 30 years of experience in public safety, security, intelligence, management, consulting, education and training.
Piper’s experience includes serving as an officer in the Baltimore City and Belair Police Departments, U.S. Army Intelligence and Military Police, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Reserve) and Office of Naval Intelligence. He was also chief of safety and security at Harford Community College, director of security operations at Metropolitan International, and head of school security at Anne Arundel Public Schools.
He was a security consultant to the federal government and the Governor’s Office for the state of Maryland. He currently teaches security management and crisis management at Johns Hopkins University as an adjunct faculty member, and has been an adjunct at George Washington University, Webster University, and the University of Baltimore.
He holds a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from the University of Baltimore.
Campus Safety Director
Stanley Skipworth is the campus safety director at the Claremont Colleges and Claremont University Consortium. He previously served as the director of campus safety and
transportation at the University of La Verne in California. Prior to that, he was the chief of police at California State University, Long Beach, a post
from which he retired in 2011.
He is also a former member of the Corona City Council and the former mayor, and served as president of the California Association of Councils of Governments.
He has additionally
served as a facilitator of leadership and ethics programs, presenting to professional
organizations, high schools and colleges.
Stanley and his wife, who have adopted seven of their family’s
eight children, are recipients of the Congressional Angels in Adoption Award.
Lawrence M. Zacarese
Assistant Chief of Police / Director of Emergency Management
Stony Brook University
Lawrence Zacarese is the assistant chief of police and director of emergency management for the State University Police Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to his tenure at Stony Brook, Lawrence was a member of the New York City Police Department for more than 11 years, attaining the rank of sergeant and holding several positions throughout the Patrol Services Bureau and Special Operations Division.
While with the New York City Police Department, he served as a police officer, canine handler and tactical paramedic in the Emergency Service Unit prior to his promotion. As a sergeant, he worked in uniform patrol and Street Narcotic Enforcement.
Lawrence has been affiliated with the Suffolk County Fire Academy for the past 15 years, and currently holds the position of deputy chief instructor for that agency. In that role, he has been responsible for administering training programs and the development of drills and exercises designed to evaluate emergency response efforts.
He has also been an adjunct professor at Stony Brook and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and has created graduate-level curriculum and course content for the Master of Science Justice Studies Degree Program for Southern New Hampshire University. He is also a security management consultant.
Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology, a Master of Public Administration-(Inspector General) Degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Graduate Certificate in Global Security and Terrorism Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor at Touro College Law Center in New York.