Leadership Team

Chief Safety Officer

Keith Squires

Chief Safety Officer, Interim

Keith Squires

Chief Safety Officer, Interim
As interim Chief Safety Officer of the University of Utah, Keith Squires is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all campus safety initiatives, as well as supervising the university's public safety divisions. He served in Governor Gary Herbert’s cabinet as the Utah Commissioner of Public Safety, retiring in September 2018 after 31 years of service as a law enforcement officer. He served as the homeland security advisor for Governors Huntsman and Herbert. Keith has served the state in many other capacities, including as director of the State Bureau of Investigation, assistant superintendent of the Utah Highway Patrol, and director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Keith served as a state and local law enforcement advisor to U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. He holds a master’s degree in homeland defense and security from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor’s degree in administration of criminal justice. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and FBI National Executive Institute.

 801-587-1582
 keith.squires@utah.edu
 Park Building, Room 209

Office of the Chief Safety Officer

Annalisa Purser

Director of Administration

Annalisa Purser

Director of Administration
Annalisa supports the Chief Safety Officer by overseeing and coordinating strategic initiatives, budget planning, and strategic communication and marketing efforts. She has more than a decade of experience in higher education and served as associate director of University of Utah Communications prior to joining the Office of the Chief Safety Officer in April 2020. She has served as a member of the U’s Situation Triage and Assessment Team, helped develop the institution’s crisis communication plan, and co-chairs the Racist & Bias Incident Response Team. She has a Master of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

 801-581-3976
 annalisa.purser@utah.edu
 Park Building, Room 209

VACANT

Executive Officer

VACANT

Executive Officer

Brian Nicholls

Special Assistant

Brian Nicholls

Special Assistant
Brian serves as principal liaison and source of coordination related to community engagement and safety, working closely with Student Affairs and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He also coordinates the Racist and Bias Incident Response process, represents the Chief Safety Office on the Behavioral Intervention Team, and participates in the threat assessment process. He is a long-time U community member, having been involved for over 20 years. Brian worked in the U Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action for more than 10 years, most recently as associate director. During his time there, he gained a wide variety of experience dealing with various discrimination matters and built relationships with partners across the university, including U Hospitals and Clinics. He has served on Staff Council, the President’s Safety Task Force, and the Universal Design and Access Committee. Brian earned both a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and a Juris Doctorate from the U.

 801-581-5247
 brian.nicholls@utah.edu

Operational Divisions

Rodney Chatman

Director of U Police

Rodney Chatman

Director of U Police
Rodney Chatman is responsible for the operations, support services, and community relations within University Police. He came to the U in February 2020 after serving as executive director of public safety and chief of police at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Previously, he served as a police officer for the cities of Silverton and St. Bernard in Ohio. At St. Bernard, he also spent four years as the safety director, overseeing the city’s fire and police departments while simultaneously serving at the University of Cincinnati. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and completed the FBI’s National Crisis Negotiation Certification course.

 801-585-2946
 rodney.chatman@utah.edu
 Public Safety Building

Jamie Justice

Director of Community Services

Jamie Justice

Director of Community Services
Jamie directs the newly formed Community Services division, which works in tandem with police and campus partners to provide victim services and crisis support to victims of any crime, including, but not limited to, sexual assault. Additionally, she will work with the student EMS program. She has over a decade of experience in the behavioral/public health field. Before coming to the U, she was the director of the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center where she coordinated multi-agency partnerships and provided direct services to crime victims. She has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Utah State University.

 801-581-6429
 jamie.justice@utah.edu
 Public Safety Building

Stuart Moffatt

Interim Director of Emergency Management

Stuart Moffatt

Interim Director of Emergency Management
Stuart oversees the U’s Emergency Management division, which will expand to include travel safety. He served as the associate director of Emergency Management for the University of Utah for a decade, facilitating and coordinating operational responses, as well as emergency planning, training, and exercises. He holds a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and has served as a regional representative for the IAEM University and College Caucus. Stuart has been an active participant in the Utah Emergency Management Association (UEMA) as a regular member, board member and conference speaker. He holds an honors bachelor’s degree in disaster management from the University of Utah.

 801-213-1092
 stuart.moffatt@utah.edu
 S.J. Quinney College of Law Building, Room 4220

Aerin Washington

Director of Campus Security

Aerin Washington

Director of Campus Security
Aerin is responsible for the Campus Security team, as well as the accreditation and compliance efforts related to safety. Prior to joining the U in spring 2020, she served most recently as the crime prevention, accreditation and compliance officer at Tennessee State University. She has more than a decade of experience in law enforcement, with an emphasis on campus policing. She has served in a variety of positions, including hospital security, corrections officer, and crime prevention officer, where she oversaw community outreach programs. Aerin holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Grambling State University and a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 801-585-2932
 aerin.washington@utah.edu
 Public Safety Building

Glenn Smith

Director of U Health Security

Glenn Smith

Director of U Health Security
Glenn directs the U Health Security team, which supports the university’s hospitals, community clinics, and the health sciences. He began working at the U in October 2017 after 25 years in law enforcement. Most recently, he was a lieutenant serving as the watch commander and department head for the South Salt Lake Mayor. He assisted with building the Community Connection Program, which aimed to improve lives by making a cleaner and safer community by deploying volunteers, materials, donations, and federal block grant money into neighborhoods. He was also a sergeant over the community resources unit.

 801-587-0696
 glenn.smith@dps.utah.edu
 University of Utah Hospital, Room PA545

Ryan Doyle

Director of Emergency Communications

Ryan Doyle

Director of Emergency Communications
Ryan Doyle is responsible for the Emergency Communications Center as well as the day-to-day management and oversight of physical security and law enforcement technology at the U. He has over 20 years of experience successfully identifying and implementing various technologies in a higher education environment. Prior to joining the U, Ryan served as the director of support services for University Police Services, Southern Command, where he oversaw the communication and technology teams. His notable projects include the design and construction of a new police headquarters and dispatch center, implementation of a new P25 Phase II radio system to increase interoperable communications with other regional first responders, and served as lead architect for the installation of all public safety technology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in crisis and emergency management.

 801-585-1183
 801-971-7310
 ryan.doyle@utah.edu

 

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