Public Safety Staff
Mike 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.
Samuel Smemo, Associate Director for Operations (joined 2014)
Assoc. Dir. Smemo joined DPS after 27 years in law enforcement, including more than 15 as an FBI special agent, in which he led investigations in narcotics, organized crime, and counterterrorism. He also worked for the U.S. Marshals Service and Miami-Dade Police and received a B.S. from Florida State University and an M.S. from the University of Long Island.
Kathy 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.
George 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.
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.
Joe 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.
Robert Warren, Patrol Corporal (joined 2000)
Cpl. Warren, the department’s field training officer, previously worked as a correctional and K-9 officer and served as a volunteer firefighter. He attended the Delaware State Fire Academy.
Nicholas Borak, Patrol 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.
Meghan Browne, Administrative Assistant, P/T (joined 2003)
AA Browne, a former dispatcher in the Communications Center, attended Neumann University.
Sandra Briggs-Edwards, Communications Officer/ Act 153 Liason (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.
Drew Frescoln, Patrol Officer, P/T (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.
Brandi Jones, Communications Officer (joined 2012)
Ofc. Jones previously served the Department of Homeland Security, Montgomery County (Pa.) 9-1-1, and the Delaware River Port Authority. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and is certified as a telecommunications dispatcher.
Tom Kincade, Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2015)
Ofc. Kincade has more than 30 years of public safety experience, including as an officer at Harcum College.
Mary Lou Lawless, Assistant to the Director of Public Safety (joined 2010)
AA Lawless is a graduate of Harcum College and Polley Real Estate School.
John 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.
Desmond 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.
Marcella 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.
Montea Roundtree, Patrol/Communications Officer (joined 2015)
Ofc. Roundtree previously worked in security at Girard and Harcum Colleges. He is certified as a private security officer and volunteers at neighborhood recreation centers as a youth mentor.
Robert Stephano, Patrol Officer (joined 1996)
Ofc. Stephano is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Police Academy and a volunteer firefighter.
Michelle Wollman, Communications Officer, P/T (joined 1998)
Ofc. Wollman is a certified telecommunications dispatcher.