CU Employees win prestigious awards
Private Officer International announced on June 24 that two employees of Cumberland University in Lebanon TN. were
among the award recipients during the 2013 Private Officer Awards ceremony held in Charlotte NC.
Mr. Joe Gray, the Executive Director of Campus Facilities and Safety received the Directors Award for his outstanding
leadership in the development of security protocols and procedures on campus as well as his involvement and
continued support of security officer training and the safety of students, staff and visitors to the campus. Mr. Gray was
also recognized for his personal involvement with the Nashville regional private security and law enforcement chapter of
Private Officer International.
Mr. Michael Thornhill is with Citadel Security Services and serves as Director of Campus Security. He received a
Directors Award for being instrumental in the development of professional standards for security on campus and for his
key role in being a founding member of the Nashville regional private security and law enforcement chapter of Private
Officer International. Mike is an 18 year veteran of private security and was the recipient of the 2012 Private Officer
International Founder’s Award.
The Directors Award is awarded annually by the Board of Directors of Private Officer International to those employed in
or otherwise advancing the private security and public safety industry through their leadership, support and overall
involvement in protecting life and property.
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