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December 02, 2004
U of G names new director
After an extensive search, Donald Hawkins has been appointed director of Campus Community Police, Fire Prevention and Parking Services. He will join U of G Jan. 3.
“Don brings a wide range of experience to this position,” says Nancy Sullivan, vice-president (finance and administration), who chaired the search committee. “He has had a distinguished career with the OPP, and most recently, as an independent security consultant. Throughout his OPP career, he has demonstrated a commitment to teamwork and community policing and fire prevention. I know the University community will join me in welcoming him to campus.”
Hawkins currently runs his own consulting firm, Hawkins Strategies Inc., which specializes in law enforcement planning and training and security reviews. “I look forward to developing partnerships across the campus,” he says. “Working together will certainly enhance our response to community safety and parking needs. I welcome the opportunity to join this specialized group of professionals in the Campus Community Police, Fire Prevention and Parking Services. Using a team approach and working with the community will be my focus.”
During his 30-year career with the OPP, Hawkins’s positions have included overseeing provincial security operations and serving as the detachment commander in Woodstock , where he supervised community police operations and administered the detachment of five townships.
Hawkins has also been a captain with the Brampton Fire Department and was a part-time instructor in law and security administration at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.