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Wednesday, January 13, 1999

Public Safety Receives 1998 Governor's Crime Prevention Award

SALISBURY, MD--Salisbury State University Police recently received the 1998 GovernorÍs Crime Prevention Award from Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend. This marks the fifth time this recognition has been received by Salisbury State.

The award, given to law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland, is based on criteria for a comprehensive law enforcement agency crime prevention program. Jim Phillips, SSU director of public safety, said, ñThis is an award that all officers in the department contributed to and should be proud of. All of us are committed to providing the safest campus that we can and we do our best to that end.

ñI do want to recognize,î said Phillips, ñone officer in particular Sgt. Carlton ñTobyî Tobias is our crime prevention specialist and ensures that year after year our crime prevention efforts are documented. He is a caring person toward our entire campus community and is well-known by the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute and the Maryland Crime Prevention Association as a true crime prevention professional and practitioner.î

A total of 19 law enforcement agencies throughout the state received the award including four municipalities, 10 counties and five universities.

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