Leadership Team

Chief Safety Officer

Marlon Lynch

Chief Safety Officer

Marlon Lynch

Chief Safety Officer
As the inaugural Chief Safety Officer, Marlon is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all campus safety initiatives, as well as supervising the university's public safety divisions. Prior to joining the U in February 2020 as the inaugural Chief Safety Officer, Marlon served as Senior Vice President of Campus Services and Safety at New York University. Previously, he was the associate vice president for Safety and Security and Civic Affairs at the University of Chicago and has served as chief of police at three universities. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Michigan State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command.

 801-585-0801
 marlon.lynch@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

Special Assistant

Vacant

Special Assistant

Keith Squires

Executive Officer

Keith Squires

Executive Officer
Keith supports the work of the Chief Safety Officer and serves as the liaison to city, state, tribal, and federal public safety entities. He manages the university safety committees and oversees professional responsibility efforts throughout the department. 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.

 801-585-0675
 keith.squires@utah.edu
 Park Building, Room 209

Ryan Doyle

Director of Security and Law Enforcement Technology

Ryan Doyle

Director of Security and Law Enforcement Technology
Ryan Doyle is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of 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.

 ryan.doyle@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.

 801-585-2677
 chief@dps.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

Jeff Graviet

Director of Emergency Management

Jeff Graviet

Director of Emergency Management
Jeff oversees the U’s emergency management functions, the Communications Center, and is developing a travel safety unit. Before coming to the U in 2016, Jeff was appointed as the Salt Lake County Emergency Services Director. He is a retired Major from the Utah Department of Public Safety, was the commander of the department’s Special Emergency Response Team and served on the 2002 Winter Olympic Tactical Sub-committee. He has a degree in criminal justice and is a graduate of the Northwestern Police Staff and Command College and FEMA’s Emergency Management Executive Academy. He is a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers and State of Utah.

 801-213-1092
 jeff.graviet@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.

 801-581-5246
 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

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