Nicholls police chief named national director of the year

THIBODAUX – Campus Safety magazine has named Craig Jaccuzzo, director of Nicholls State University Police, Director of the Year for higher education.

Craig Jacuzzo

The honor recognizes hospital, school and university directors of public safety as well as security, police chiefs and emergency managers who go above and beyond the call of duty, demonstrating outstanding leadership skills, ingenuity, selflessness and overall achievement.

Jaccuzzo’s recognized accomplishments include overhauling the campus police department by building a new facility with an updated communications system, uniform patrol fleet and standardized equipment; securing more grant money than anyone in the history of the department; and authoring legislation (now law) requiring all sex offenders to register with campus police when they become university students, volunteers or employees.

“The university community is very proud of the accomplishments of our police department, under the leadership of Craig Jaccuzzo,” Dr. Eugene Dial Jr., vice president for student affairs and enrollment services, said. “This outstanding recognition is well-deserved.”

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