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Public Safety Staff

Mike HillMike Hill, CPP, Director (joined 2012)

With more than 30 years of higher-education law enforcement experience, Dir. Hill has focused on building and strengthening campus and community partnerships as well as improving department operations and increasing the use of technology. Dir. Hill is a 25-year Army veteran, including several years as a drill instructor and chief warrant officer. 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 instructor. He serves as the president of the Delaware Valley Campus Security Directors Association. 

Phone: 610-328-8067
Email: mhill1@swarthmore.edu


Sam SmemoYvonne Meyer, Associate Director for Operations (joined 2019)

Yvonne brings extensive experience in community policing to Swarthmore. She most recently served as senior director of public safety at Aurora University and held senior public safety leadership positions at Missouri Western State University, Cape Cod Community College, and Parkland College. In her role at Swarthmore, Yvonne will help oversee the day-to-day operations of the department, collaborate with our on- and off-campus community partners, enhance our training programs, and support our ongoing efforts toward accreditation. 

Phone: 610-328-8672
Email: ymeyer1@swarthmore.edu


Sam SmemoCandis Evans, Patrol Sergeant (joined 2020)

Candis has over 12 years of experience in public safety, previously serving as a lieutenant at La Salle University.

Phone: 610-328-8667
Email: cevans3@swarthmore.edu


Kathy AgostinelliKathy Agostinelli, Patrol Corporal (joined 1996)

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.

Phone: 610-328-8616
Email: kagosti1@swarthmore.edu


George DarbesGeorge Darbes, Security Systems and Training Administrator (joined 1985)

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.

Phone: 610-328-8389
Email: gdarbes1@swarthmore.edu


​Keya Miah, Patrol Corporal (joined 2017)

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.

Phone: 610-328-8667
Email: kmiah1@swarthmore.edu


Joe ThevenyJoe Theveny, Patrol Corporal (joined 2012)

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.

Phone: 610-328-8667
Email: jtheven1@swarthmore.edu


Joe ThevenyShaun Shields, Patrol Corporal (joined 2020)

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.

Phone: 610-328-8667
Email: sshield1@swarthmore.edu


Nicholas BorakNicholas Borak, Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2017)

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.

 

Phone: 610-328-8616
Email: nborak1@swarthmore.edu


Meghan BrowneMeghan Browne, Administrative Assistant (joined 2003)

AA Browne, a former dispatcher in the Communications Center, attended Neumann University.

Phone: 610-328-8330
Email: mhartle1@swarthmore.edu


Sandra Briggs-EdwardsSandra Briggs-Edwards, Communications Officer/Act 153 Liaison (joined 2015)

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.

Phone: 610-328-6863
Email: sbriggs1@swarthmore.edu


Drew FrescolnDrew Frescoln, Patrol Officer (joined 2008)

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.

Phone: 610-328-8616
Email: dfresco1@swarthmore.edu


Tom KincadeTom Kincade, Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2015)

Ofc. Kincade has more than 30 years of public safety experience, including as an officer at Harcum College.

Phone: 610-328-8616
Email: tkincad1@swarthmore.edu


Mary Lou LawlessMary Lou Lawless, Assistant to the Director of Public Safety (joined 2010)

 AA Lawless is a graduate of Harcum College and Polley Real Estate School.

Phone: 610-328-8671
Email: mlawles1@swarthmore.edu


John McCansJohn McCans, Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2001)

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.

Phone: 610-328-8281
Email: jmccans1@swarthmore.edu


Desmond McNeilDesmond McNeil, Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2015)

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.  

Phone: 610-328-8616
Email: dmcneil1@swarthmore.edu


Marcella PringleMarcella Pringle, Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2015)

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.

Phone: 610-328-8281
Email: mpringl1@swarthmore.edu


Robert StephanoRobert Stephano, Patrol Officer (joined 1996)

Ofc. Stephano is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Police Academy and a volunteer firefighter.

Phone: 610-328-8616
Email: bstepha1@swarthmore.edu


Michelle WollmanMichelle Wollman, Communications Officer (joined 1998)

Ofc. Wollman is a certified telecommunications dispatcher.

Phone: 610-328-8281
Email: mwollma1@swarthmore.edu