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Clayton Staton has been named director of public safety at Canisius.  Staton is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all Canisius students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.  He will enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Canisius’ rules and regulations, and will work to ensure that the Public Safety Department plays a critical role in the university’s emergency preparedness and response, including organizing safety training for the campus.

“Clayton joins Canisius with 33 years of law enforcement experience; he will undoubtedly be an asset to our campus community,” said Harold O. Fields, EdD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “His diverse background includes a commitment to service, extensive law enforcement experience, expertise in crisis preparedness, as well as campus safety and security.  These experiences make him an ideal candidate for the position.”

Staton is a State of New Jersey certified Security Officer Registration Act (SORA) instructor and private security consultant. In the position, Staton is responsible for instructing security officer candidate courses including national incident management system (NIMS), incident command system (ICS), the role of the security officer, use of force, ethics, active shooter, bomb threat management, suspicious activity reporting and homeland security.

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Submitted by: University Communications