President Joseph Urgo and Dean of Students Roberto Ifill are expected to announce their choice for the new Public Safety Director sometime in the next week or so. Their search for a suitable candidate has taken close to a year and represents a marked departure from the administration’s past search Read More
Since the arrival of the boat, the effects have been noticeable on all parts of campus life. One significant shift has been the relocation of Public Safety officers which has put a strain on PS, according to the new Director of Public Safety, Dave Zylak. With the addition of, in Read More
On Friday September 23, Interim Director of Public Safety Dave Zylak held the first of a regular open hour at the Campus Center to address student concerns about Public Safety’s pending police commissions. A dozen students attended and asked questions about the commissions, sexual assault, and officer training.
Transparency is a bit of an issue on this campus. Will Public Safety officers, now that they will soon have the power to arrest and detain students, act like Cinderella’s mean stepsisters, knowing the parent administration will keep anything unsavory under wraps and as such unaccounted for? Only time will tell.
All ten Public Safety officers and Interim Director of Public Safety, Dave Zylak, are currently in the process of obtaining official police commissions from the state of Maryland.
New students should know that our campus is generally a safe campus but they should use some common sense rules of safety, such as traveling in pairs, locking doors, not giving out PINs or passwords, and always being aware of their surroundings.
Dave Zylak, former St. Mary’s County Director of Public Safety and, before that, the County Sheriff, officially entered his position as St. Mary’s Interim Director of Public Safety on April 25. Now in the Public Safety Office behind the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, Zylak is beginning to learn the intricacies of the College community and his own Public Safety staff, including safety and communications officers.