The Director for Public Safety and Event Services is responsible for all operations of Campus Safety, Health and Events. The Director of Public Safety serves as the Chief of Campus Safety and is the direct supervisor of the all Campus Safety Squad Leaders, and Campus Safety personnel. The Director of Public Safety and Event Services reports directly to the Vice President of Finance and Administration who, in turn, reports directly to the President.
The Campus Safety Chief is the ranking officer on the Campus Safety team. The Campus Safety Chief serves as the direct supervisor of the Campus Safety Squad Leaders, and Campus Safety Officers and is responsible for the day-to-day Campus Safety operations, and training.
Paul Yancey serves as the Campus Safety Chief overseeing the 24/7 operations of Campus Safety. He came to Patrick Henry College in 2013 with 28 years of Law Enforcement experience. He retired from the Hollywood Police Department, Broward County, Florida, in 2007 and moved to Winchester, Virginia in 2012. From 2013 to 2015 Mr. Yancey served as the Campus Safety Lieutenant which included many of the same duties as Chief.
Mr. Yancey started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer before advancing throughout the Departments various specialized units. Most of his career was spent as an investigator in Homicide/Person Crimes, Property Crimes, Undercover Narcotics, both street level and major narcotics, Money Laundering, Street Crimes/Tactical Unit. He also served several years as a SWAT Officer.
Mr. Yancey received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Barry University in North Miami, Florida. He also received numerous criminal justice, law enforcement, and investigator certifications from Broward College, Florida. He is registered with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as an armed security officer, is certified in CPR/First Aid, and is a certified NRA Pistol, Range Officer and Refuse to be a Victim instructor.