UNH Police Chief Appointed to Chair IACLEA’s Domestic Preparedness Committee

UNH Police Chief Appointed to Chair IACLEA’s Domestic Preparedness Committee

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Paul Dean, chief of police and executive director of public safety at UNH was appointed chair of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators’ (IACLEA) Domestic Preparedness Committee (DPC) by IACLEA President Vickie L. Weaver.

Originally set up to oversee IACLEA’s federal Department of Homeland Security grant training program, the DPC’s current charge is to identify emerging trends and best practices in campus preparedness for man-made and natural disasters. The committee also seeks opportunities to partner with other entities to develop and promote an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness and campus safety.

A 28-year veteran of law enforcement, Dean was instrumental in the development of IACLEA’s DHS-funded three-day course, “Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach,” as well as a three-hour executive overview of that course designed for senior higher education administrators. Dean teamed with Winthrop University Chief of Police Frank Zebedis and Naugatuck Valley Community College Public Safety Director Toni Rinaldi to draft both courses in cooperation with the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), based at Texas A&M University. TEEX is a founding member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, which is an official DHS training provider.

Dean is also one of IACLEA’s most active instructors, having delivered both the three-day critical incident course and the three-hour executive overview numerous times at campuses throughout the U.S.

“IACLEA is truly fortunate to have a person of Paul Dean’s extensive background and experience to lead the Domestic Preparedness Committee,” Weaver said. “I am confident under his leadership the committee will build on the work it has done to enhance domestic preparedness on our campuses.”

Dean is a graduate of the 186th class of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and the Babson College Command Officer Training Program in Wellesley, Mass. He serves as an adjunct instructor for the Great Bay Community College Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Program. He is also an adjunct instructor for the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council and the New Hampshire Fire Academy.