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Spotlight: Interim Security Director Creig Doyle

Feb 1, 2017

The “Spotlight” series offers a glimpse into the lives of those who work behind the scenes to provide an enriching experience for Flagler College students. Faculty and staff featured in the series will be included in the bi-weekly faculty and staff newsletter.

A picture of Creig Doyle.

Veteran police chief Creig Doyle gave up his snow shovel recently when he moved from New Hampshire to St. Augustine, to serve as the college’s new interim security director.

Doyle comes to Flagler with over 40 years of police and security experience, serving communities and universities. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and was an officer for the city’s Metropolitan Police Department for over 20 years. He also served as chief of police in Delaware for 10 years.  Doyle’s security experience includes being the director of public safety and security and the chief of university police for a total of 13 years at Carnegie Mellon University, Plymouth State University and Cabrini University.

 

A picture of Creig Doyle in his office.

“I was working in a courthouse in rural New Hampshire when I got a call to do the interview (with Flagler). The cell service there was horrid. I told them I’d call them right back, and I drove to a ski resort near the interstate, where I had five bars of cell service. I did the interview, and they invited me to come down to Flagler. Remember, I had been in New Hampshire — 40 inches of snow that year. They called me soon after the interview and offered me the job. I thought, ‘Yes!’”

 

A picture of Creig Doyle in an office.

“Being a police chief for a town is different from working on a college campus. I love how on campuses we carefully vet things before we make decisions and before we plunge headlong into projects. And we collaborate. People are willing to pitch in and get the task done, so the students get educated and graduate.”

 

Creig Doyle with student

“Students force you to stay young at heart and young at mind. The generation gap is getting wider and wider. If you listen and watch them, they can teach you so much. Things that used to work in the past might not work that way now. Young people might have a better way of getting things done.” (Doyle pictured above with student assistant Jacob Ross)

 

A picture of Creig Doyle.

“In my role here, I want to re-establish partnerships with internal and external partners…you’ve got to know your emergency partners before something happens. I also want to improve relationships with various departments as well as the level of professionalism with our team.”

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