McDaniel College announces new campus safety director

James Hamrick, McDaniel College

Hamrick served 25 years with the University of Maryland Police Department and was most recently director of support services at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions

Westminster, Md. – James Hamrick has been named director of campus safety at McDaniel College. He joins McDaniel effective July 1.

Hamrick brings more than 29 years of public safety experience to his role at McDaniel. He served 25 years with the University of Maryland Police Department in College Park, where he rose to the position of assistant chief of police. Most recently, he was director of support services at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

He has also taught and lectured throughout his career, including as an adjunct professor of criminal justice, as well as a guest lecturer at McDaniel.

In his new role at McDaniel, he will provide leadership and support to the college’s department of campus safety.

“We are thrilled that Jim is bringing his long and diverse experience to McDaniel,” said Beth Gerl, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “His vast leadership experience will be a welcome addition to our already robust Department of Campus Safety.”

A native of Thurmont, Hamrick earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, University College. He also received a Master of Ministry degree from Holy Trinity Theological College and Seminary and a master’s degree in applied orthodox theology from the University of Balamand. As an ordained priest, he serves as pastor at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Lewistown.

Visit www.mcdaniel.edu for more information about McDaniel College.

Comments are closed.