UNH Deputy Chief of Police Named to National Domestic Preparedness Committee
July 21, 2010
UNH Deputy Police Chief and Director of Emergency Management Paul H. Dean
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA ) has named UNH Deputy Police Chief and Director of Emergency Management Paul H. Dean to the Association’s United States domestic preparedness committee. The IACLEA’s president, Phillip Johnson, University of Notre Dame, made the announcement June 28, 2010.
The domestic preparedness committee develops a compendium of best practices in campus counter-terrorist activities, develops a recommended set of campus responses to changes in the national terrorist alert level, develops recommendations for ongoing communication and information sharing on terrorist threats between campus law enforcement and federal, state, and local law enforcement and oversees the final evaluative report on activities under the domestic preparedness grant.
Dean recently finished a yearlong collaborative project with a team of subject matter experts to create a unique campus emergency management course. The course, “Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach,” received official certification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Preparedness Directorate’s Training and Exercise Integration/Training Operations (TEI/TO) on June 1, 2010. FEMA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“I am honored to have been chosen to be on this prestigious national committee and my involvement will support UNH’s goal of staying on the cutting edge of emerging campus emergency management issues” Dean said.