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Jeff Earle begins as chief of police; Tim Edwards now serving as director of safety

by Michelle Saport  |   

Jeff Earle begins as chief of police

UAA University Police Department, on Aug. 21, 2019. He brings 19 years of experience in law enforcement, compliance, and emergency management with universities. Before coming to UAA, he served as director of Clery Compliance/Emergency Management at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, where he led St. Mary's University Management & Crisis Team response to Hurricane Harvey in 2017. He also assisted with the creation of a campus wide response plan and processes for handling sexual violence while leading. He had served as police captain and associate director at St. Mary's from 2012 to 2017. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in criminal justice at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, and is working on his master's in science in Campus Public Safety Administration from New England College.

Tim Edwards joined UAA as the director of safety

Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management, on July 6, 2019. Since 2016, he served as Chief Risk Officer for the University of Alaska Statewide where he chaired the Risk Management Team, working with risk, safety, emergency management representatives throughout the UA system. Previously, he was the occupational safety and health manager for the Air Force Active Fighter Wing Safety office at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina with oversight of 5,600 employees. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served at Eielson Air Force Base from 1984 to 1989. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in occupational safety and health from Columbia Southern and has had extensive specialized training in safety, compliance, and leadership.

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