Three new campus police officers, Ryan Bell, Kerrick Caldwell and William Fischer, were sworn in July 31 by District Judge Amy Nicols.
Bell attended Pitt-Titusville and earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Pitt-Bradford. He recently graduated from the Mercyhurst North East Municipal Police Academy. He lives in Corry.
Caldwell previously served as an officer for the Cambridge Springs Police Department for a year and for the Titusville City Police Department for 12 years. He was a key member of the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force for many years.
He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve from 2004-2013 with the 298th Transportation Company in Franklin and earned the rank of sergeant. He was deployed to Iraq twice. Caldwell received his bachelor’s degree in administration of justice with a minor in psychology from Penn State University and graduated from Mercyhurst’s police academy. He lives in Cambridge Springs.
Fischer earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Edinboro University and recently graduated from Mercyhurst’s police academy. He had been employed by the Crawford County Correctional Facility and had worked as an intern for the Erie County Detective Agency. He currently lives in Jamestown, PA.
Pitt-Titusville maintains a full-time police department that provides a wide range of services 24 hours a day, every day. Officers patrol the campus; enforce state, local and federal laws and statutes; maintain security for campus buildings, provide training in safety-related matters; maintain fire safety equipment; provide general safety oversight; and assist the campus community with many on-call services. They also work collaboratively with external law enforcement, other governmental agencies, and private and nonprofit services.