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2023 Director of the Year

Call For Entries

Do you know a hospital, school or university campus police chief, director of public safety and security, emergency manager or another administrator responsible for campus protection who goes above and beyond the call of duty- demonstrating outstanding leadership skills, ingenuity, selflessness, and overall achievement? Then we encourage you to submit his or her (or even your own) nomination for the 16th annual Campus Safety Director of the Year Award.

The winner of this prestigious award receives:

  • Special editorial coverage on CampusSafetyMagazine.com
  • Recognition in the campus public safety, security and emergency management community
  • Free admission to one of the 2024 Campus Safety Conferences, as well as two nights at the conference hotel
  • Finalists will also receive free admission to the Director of the Year awards ceremony, which will take place at one of the 2023 Campus Safety Conference West, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-12.
  • A custom trophy

In addition, throughout the judging process, many of our finalists are featured editorially in the weeks and months leading up to the announcement of the award winner. To view Campus Safety’s coverage of past winners and finalists, click here.

Judging, Deadlines, & Eligibility

Nomination Submission: Please attach a document (MS-Word, Text, PDF, or other textual file types) explaining why you or your nominee should be chosen for this award. Please explain how your entry meets or exceeds the judging criteria. Include examples showing why you or the person you are nominating is worthy of this award. Please limit the number of pages of your explanation to 10. If you include references, which are highly recommended, the total number of pages of your nomination, should be no more than 15. Please combine all of your documents into one file before uploading your entry.

To view the judging criteria, click here. 

Entry Deadline: Dec. 12, 2022. There is no entry fee. All submissions become the property of Campus Safety magazine and cannot be returned.

Eligibility: Nominee must have the title of “Campus Police Chief” or “Director of Public Safety & Security”, “Director of Emergency Management”, “Vice President of Campus Security and Safety”, or the equivalent. The campus he or she oversees must be located and operated in the United States or Canada and must be a hospital, university, college, K-12 school, or school district.