Chief John Burke officially had three new Campus Police Officers sworn in on July 31st, 2018.
The three officers are Ryan Bell, Kerrick Caldwell and William Fischer. Judge Amy Nicols of Magisterial District Court 30-3-06 administered the Oath of Office.
Ryan Bell is a recent graduate of the Mercyhurst North East Municipal Police Academy. He also attended the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville and earned a bachelors’ degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. Ryan worked many seasonal jobs while he attended college and the police academy. Recently, Presque Isle Downs & Casino and Advanced Surfaces of Corry employed him full-time. He currently resides in Corry, PA.
Kerrick Caldwell graduated from Mercyhurst North East Municipal Police academy in 1994. He attended Penn State University and earned a Bachelors’ Degree in the Administration of Justice with a minor in Psychology. He previously served as a Municipal Police Officer with Cambridge Springs PD for approximately 1 year and with the Titusville City PD for approximately 12 years. He was a key member of the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force for many years. Kerrick served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserve from 2004 – 2013 with the 298th Transportation Company, Franklin, PA and earned the rank of SGT, E5. He deployed twice to Iraq. He also worked for several oil and gas production companies as a field supervisor and worked as a foreman for the Erie Coke Company. He currently resides in Cambridge Springs, PA.
William Fischer is a recent graduate of the Mercyhurst North East Municipal Police Academy. He also attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and earned a bachelors’ degree in Criminal Justice. William worked many seasonal jobs while he attended college and the police academy. Recently, the Crawford County Correctional Facility employed him full-time, and he worked as an intern for the Erie County Detective Agency. He currently resides in Jamestown, PA.
Pitt-Titusville maintains a full-time police department providing a wide range of services 24/7, 365 days per year. Campus Police Officers patrol the campus; enforce state, local and federal laws and statutes; provide security for the campus infrastructure; provide training in safety related matters; maintain fire safety equipment; provide general safety oversight and assist the entire campus community with many on call services. They also provide liaison with external law enforcement, other governmental agencies and private and non-profit services.