Thomas Nelson Names New Campus Police Chief

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Thomas Nelson Community College has selected Acting Police Chief Kelvin Maxwell as its new Police Chief effective Monday, July 25. Maxwell assumed his position as Acting Police Chief on July 13, 2010 after serving nearly five years as an administrative sergeant with the College’s Police Department.

The law enforcement veteran has 14 years of experience having been on police forces at Old Dominion University and Hampton University before joining TNCC in 2006. In his previous position with the College, Maxwell served as department training officer, primary statistics specialist and liaison between TNCC and the State Police.

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TNCC community members rely on one another for campus safety, security

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The Daily Press

Spotting and reaching out to the troubled folks around them is part of a two-pronged approach the Thomas Nelson Community College community is taking to campus security these days. Being prepared to handle problems when they do occur is the other.

Two years ago today, a disturbed Virginia Tech student killed 32 students and faculty on the Blacksburg campus before taking his own life. The gunman’s dark behavior prior to the incident had shown he was troubled. The response to the shootings prompted renewed emphasis on security and emergency alert systems, as well as mental health, on college campuses.

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