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Monday, August 4, 2003

Lincoln University Increases Public Safety Force
Fourteen new public safety officers are sworn in during ceremonies at the Chester County Courthouse.

Following the swearing in ceremonies,14 new public safety officers joined Lincoln University’s Department of Public Safety staff. Front row, from left: Larry Woods, director, Department of Public Safety; Capt. Ruth Waller, assistant director; Ofc. Richard Williams, Ofc. Stanley Postell, Ofc. Philoudeth Chantongthip, Sgt. Roger Henley, Ofc. Donna Tyre-Draper, Ofc. Joseph Santiago Ofc. Joseph Devlin, Lt. Bruce Mullen, training officer, administrative assistant and investigator Second row, from left: Ofc. Kevin Thompson, Ofc. David Coates, Ofc. Terrence Seligman, Ofc. Christopher Barrett, Ofc. Anthony Ortega, Sgt. James Godfrey and Capt. James Connor, assistant director. Not pictured: Sgt. Thomas Pearson, Sgt. Gregory Ellis, Ofc. Ryan Murtaugh, and Ofc. T. Ellis

Lincoln University, PA (—Fourteen Lincoln University Public Safety Officers were sworn in by the Chester County Court of Common Pleas on July 16 during ceremonies at the Chester County Courthouse in West Chester, Pa.

As members of the University’s Department of Public Safety, the new Public Safety Officers were granted special police powers for Lincoln University. The Department of Public Safety at Lincoln University is a professional public safety department whose purpose is to provide for the safety of the members of the University community and the security of all property on campus.

The Lincoln University Department of Public Safety is comprised of more than 30 law enforcement professionals who have been trained and certified as police officers under Pennsylvania Act 120 and certified to carry lethal weapons under Pennsylvania Act 235. Collectively, the department’s officers have more than 50 years of police and security training.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Howard G. Kelly, Jr. Assistant Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail:; home: 856-582-9574;

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