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Jacksonville, Alabama

Terry Schneider Tapped as JSU's Public Safety Director

April 25, 2003 -- Terry Schneider has been named Jacksonville State University’s new director of public safety, assuming a post recently vacated by Nelson Coleman, who retired.

JSU President Bill Meehan said, "We're pleased to find someone with Terry's background and training to manage our public safety program, ensuring that JSU remains not only 'the friendliest campus in the South' but the safest."

Schneider joined the JSU Police Department as deputy chief in February 1998 after a 21-year career in the US Army, from which he retired as lieutenant colonel. Schneider was provost marshal at Fort McClellan during his final military assignment. He was then employed for a short period as logistical manager with the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Southern Colorado and a master's degree in administration from the University of Central Michigan.

Schneider has extensive leadership and police experience, and since coming to JSU has developed a community policing model for the campus.

Currently serving as an assessor for the Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation, Schneider is a past senior board member for the Alabama Professional Investigators Association. He also managed “Click it or Ticket,” the local grant-funded traffic safety program.

Schneider attended numerous senior law enforcement schools and is a member of the JSU Drug and Alcohol Prevention Committee. He is a member of the Calhoun County Drug Enforcement Task Force, which works to reduce the level of drug abuse in the local area through strict enforcement of drug laws.

Schneider and his wife Sandy reside in Anniston; their daughter, Kristi, is a student at JSU.

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