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Hammond takes helm as director of safety and campus security

August 14, 2015

Longtime Columbia police officer Ken Hammond has been named the new Director of Campus Safety and Security at Stephens. 

Hammond began duties on  Aug. 10 and will oversee all aspects of safety and security on campus, including emergency planning.

Hammond comes to Stephens from the State of Missouri, where since 2010 he has been the Chief Investigator with the Division of Professional Registration, Board for the Healing Arts. Prior to his work with the state, Hammond retired as a lieutenant from the Columbia Police Department.

During his 22-year career with the city police department, Hammond worked as a police officer, a juvenile crimes detective, a supervisor in the Patrol Division and as a detective sergeant prior to being promoted to lieutenant in 2009. He also served on the Crisis Intervention Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, Forensic Evidence Team and the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad.

Hammond has a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University and graduated from the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute.

"Ken will be an invaluable asset to the Stephens community," Stephens President Dianne Lynch said. 

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