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Public Safety Staff Directory

Michael Hill

CPP, Director (joined 2012)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8067
  2. Benjamin West House

With more than 30 years of higher-education law enforcement experience, Mike has focused on building and strengthening campus and community partnerships as well as improving department operations and increasing the use of technology. He is a decorated 25-year Army veteran who retired as an officer and human relations specialist. He earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a certified protection professional, as well as a self-defense and nonviolent crisis-intervention/de-escalation instructor. He serves as the president of the Delaware Valley Campus Security Directors Association and has been recognized in the region and nationally for his efforts. (He/Him/His)

Michael Hill

Yvonne Meyer

Associate Director for Operations (joined 2019)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8672
  2. Benjamin West House

Yvonne has extensive experience in building public safety partnerships with campus communities. She began her career in health care and emergency management and transitioned to campus public safety work in 2003. She has worked for several institutions across the country and is experienced in the areas of mental health crisis response, emergency management, and large-scale event planning. (She/Her/Hers)

Yvonne Meyer

John Bera

Associate Director for Community Engagement (joined 2020)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8374
  2. Benjamin West House 201

John began his career with the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department, and later served in the Haverford Township, Pa., Paramedic Department. John earned a B.A. in political science from Ursinus College and an M.S. in disaster medicine and emergency management from Philadelphia University. Most recently he served as the director of campus safety and dean on duty for Ursinus, and was a Student Affairs senior leadership team member. (He/Him/His)

John Bera

George Darbes

Security Systems and Training Administrator (joined 1985)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8389
  2. Benjamin West House 111

With over 41 years experience in the Public Safety field, SSTA Darbes is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of campus safety systems and also coordinates the professional development training program for communication and patrol officers. SSTA Darbes has been with the department since 1985 and came on board full-time in 1998 after a careers as a professional Fire Fire Fighter, Industrial/Commercial Risk Management and Security/Building systems Management. He is professionally certified as a telecommunications dispatcher. SSTA Darbes holds Associate Degrees in Engineering and Safety Management. (He/Him/His)

George Darbes

Candis Evans

Patrol Sergeant (joined 2020)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8667

Candis has over 12 years of experience in public safety, previously serving as a lieutenant at La Salle University's public safety department. (She/Her/Hers)

Candis Evans

George Iredale

Patrol Sergeant (joined 1996)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8667

George joined the Department of Public Safety after a 25-year career with the Pennsylvania State Police. He was the department’s lieutenant for five years, and has since been serving the College in a part-time capacity. (He/Him/His)

George Iredale

Eric Lillie

Patrol Corporal (joined 2020)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8667

Eric came to Swarthmore from La Salle University, where he served as a lieutenant. He earned a B.S. in criminal justice from Youngstown State University and an M.S. in justice administration from the University of Louisville. (He/Him/His)

Eric Lillie

Keya Miah

Patrol Corporal (joined 2017)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8667

Cpl. Miah previously served as a supervisor at the Chester County (Pa.) Prison, where she was a member of the emergency response team and Honor Guard and was a certified training instructor. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy. (She/Her/Hers)

Keya Miah

Shaun Shields

Patrol Corporal (joined 2020)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8667

Shaun previously served as a sergeant at Widener University and as a campus safety supervisor at Neumann University. He has also served more than 30 years at the Eddystone Fire Co. (He/Him/His)

Shaun Shields

Josh Smedley

Community Resource Officer CPL

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8000

Born and raised in Philadelphia. Attended Ursinus College, He majored in Sociology and Politics.  After Graduation, Josh spent almost 10 years as an indigent defense Paralegal with the Federal Defenders.  Following that, he spent significant time as the Co-Operator of a Safety and Security Training company based in the Philadelphia area.  Josh has over 10 years of experience in the safety and security field. Corporal Smedley currently enjoys being a single father and raising his son, and has recently returned to school to obtain a Master’s degree in Psychology.

Josh Smedley

Joseph Theveny

Patrol Corporal (joined 2012)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8667

Cpl. Theveny previously worked security for Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park and was a shift supervisor for Crozer-Chester Medical Center. A graduate of Delaware County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy, he is also a certified self-defense instructor and private security officer. (He/Him/His)

Joseph Theveny

Kathleen Agostinelli

Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 1996)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Cpl. Agostinelli has served the Swarthmore community in various capacities since 1976. She received a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in May 2018.

Kathleen Agostinelli

Nicholas Borak

Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2017)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Ofc. Borak came to Swarthmore after 25 years in the Ridley Township Police Department. He is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Police Academy. (He/Him/His)

Nicholas Borak

Meghan Browne

Administrative Assistant (joined 2003)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8330

AA Browne, a former dispatcher in the Communications Center, attended Neumann University. (She/Her/Hers)

Meghan Browne

Sandra Briggs-Edwards

Communications Officer/Act 153 Liaison (joined 2015)

Public Safety

Human Resources Office

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6863

Ofc. Briggs-Edwards conducts Act 153 background clearances in conjunction with Swarthmore’s Human Resources. She is a certified telecommunications dispatcher with more than 20 years’ experience as an administrative assistant. (She/Her/Hers)

Sandra Briggs-Edwards

Allisa Dyitt

Communications Officer (joined 2014)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

Allisa has 25 years experience in telecommunications and emergency operations at Main Line Health. (She/Her/Hers)

Shaun Foley

Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2020)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

Shaun is experienced in security, incident management systems, life support and first aid, and fire science, and is an active Firefighter in Delaware County. He also is a certified Public Safety Telecommunicator. (He/Him/His)

Shaun Foley

Drew Frescoln

Patrol Officer (joined 2008)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Ofc. Frescoln earned a B.S. in criminal justice from Wilmington University and completed Act 120 at the Delaware County Police Academy. He is also a manager with American Airlines, where he is a liaison with government agencies and a member of the CARE Team. (He/Him/His)

Drew Frescoln

Ashley Jackson

Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2020)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

Ashley has worked in public safety for three years, including as a school safety officer with the Philadelphia and Lansdowne school districts. (She/Her/Hers)

Thomas Kincade

Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2015)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Ofc. Kincade has more than 30 years of public safety experience, including as an officer at Harcum College. (He/Him/His)

Thomas Kincade

Mary Lou Lawless

Assistant to the Director of Public Safety (joined 2010)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8671

AA Lawless is a graduate of Harcum College and Polley Real Estate School. (She/Her/Hers)

Mary Lou Lawless

John McCans

Community Resource Officer P/C

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

After working many years in a part-time capacity for the department, Ofc. McCans came aboard as a full-time patrol officer this year after retiring from SEPTA as bus operator in Philadelphia. He is a longtime volunteer firefighter in Delaware County. (He/Him/His)

John McCans

Desmond McNeil

Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2015)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Ofc. McNeil has worked in hospitals, universities, and churches, and also works full time in the Upper Darby School District. He is certified as a private security officer and in Red Cross first aid and mountain-bike patrol.  (He/Him/His)

Desmond McNeil

Claire Northcutt

Community Resource Officer P/C

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Claire has over 35 years of experience in public safety and law enforcement, including with the U.S. Federal Air Marshals, Neumann University, and Wilmington University. (She/Her/Hers)

Claire Northcutt

Marcella Pringle

Community Resource Officer P/C

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

Ofc. Pringle is experienced in security, corrections, and dispatching, including advanced training in suicide prevention. She received an A.A. from the University of Phoenix and is a certified telecommunications dispatcher, emergency medical technician, and phlebotomist. (She/Her/Hers)

Marcy Pringle

Robert Stephano

Patrol Officer (joined 1996)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Ofc. Stephano is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Police Academy and a volunteer firefighter. (He/Him/His)

Robert Stephano

Tina Wallen

Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2020)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

Tina is a nationally registered EMT, and has worked at the College for 15 years, before joining Public Safety. (She/Her/Hers)

Tina Wallen

Michelle Wollman

Communications Officer

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

Michelle is a certified telecommunications dispatcher. (She/Her/Hers)

Michelle Wollman