LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Lincoln University has announced the appointment of Anthony Floyd, Jr. as Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police of Lincoln’s 22-member police force. He will assume the position on Tuesday, April 29.
Floyd, a retired Philadelphia Police Lieutenant and former Recruitment Unit Commanding Officer, most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Police with both the Colwyn Borough Police Department and prior with the Millersville University Police Department.
“I am highly honored to be given the opportunity to be the Director of Public Safety at such a historic and prestigious university,” said Floyd. “It is vitally important that the safety and security of students, staff, faculty and administration of The Lincoln University be sustained for years to come. I believe that the students at Lincoln represent the next generation of leaders in the United States and internationally. Public safety ensures the sustainability of our future leaders.”
With more than 25 years of law enforcement and corrections experience, Floyd currently serves an adjunct Criminal Justice instructor at ITT Technical Institute and has also taught at the Philadelphia Police Academy and The Catherine Gibbs School. In addition he has guest lectured at Slippery Rock University, Community College of Philadelphia, Cheyney University, West University, Temple University and the Berean Institute.
A graduate of Chestnut Hill College, where he received Bachelor of Science degree in Management, he holds a Master’s of Science Administration of Justice degree with a concentration in Homeland Security from Wilmington University. He also attended the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, where he served as class president.
Floyd is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command Alumni, the Guardian Civic League, Spanish American Law Enforcement Association and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘THE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY’ IS NOW THE OFFICIAL NAME FOR THE INSTITUTION FORMERLY REFERRED TO AS ‘LINCOLN UNIVERSITY’ OR ‘LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OF PA’ AND SHOULD BE ADHERED TO IN ALL REFERENCES.
Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Today, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the FIRST African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the FIRST African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the FIRST President of Ghana, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST President of Nigeria and a myriad of others.
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