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Public Safety Office Main Phone: Dial 610-921-7670
1311 College Avenue - Reading, PA 19604 (corner of Linden and College Avenue)
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Student Officer Employment Program

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From left to right:  Associate Director Becki Achey, Student Sgt. Seth Heffner, Student Cpl. Kristina Perez,
Student Sgt. John Reimer, Student Cpl. Shanice Spells, Student Sgt. Joshua Barndt,
Student Cpl. Alexandria Argue and Student Cpl. Leo Chen 


Department of Public Safety 
Join our team of dedicated professional students today!

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Objective of a Student Officer:

 

The objective of a Student Officer is to offer service to the Albright College Community in ensuring proper procedure, following quality security, and educating fellow peers within the available resources and regulations of Albright College.       

 –Cpl. Melissa Santiago ‘12


What are the job responsibilities of a Student Officer?

  • Answering phones
  • Dispatching to officers
  • Daily Activity Log
  • Switchboard
  • Video Surveillance
  • Emergency Response plan
  • Simplex Grinnell Alarms
  • Issuing keys and Identification Cards
  • Property Recovery
  • Taking messages
  • Parking permits
  • Helping with special events, such as, Homecoming, Sneak Peek, Breast Cancer Awareness Event, Graduation, etc…
  • Student Patrol
  • Parking Lot Management during special events
  • Greeting visitors, students, faculty, and staff
  • Data entry/Computer projects
  • Building Access Procedures
  • Phone Check Logs/Data entry
  • Testing emergency phones on campus

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Pictured above:  Student Corporal Melissa Santiago
and Student Officer Jessica Miner
assisting Associate Director Achey during a camera/video patrol.


Characteristics of a Student Officer


Dedicated

Reliable

Professional

Enthusiastic

Communicator

Team Oriented

Passionate

Leadership

Helpful

Resourceful

Creative

Efficient


How do you become a student officer?

  1. Apply in the Public Safety Office or by filling out our online application form.

  2. Assistant Director Achey will set up an interview if there are any openings available.

  3. If you are hired, there is a minimum of 20 hours of training provided by a Student Corporal.

  4. There are substitute student officers, full time student officers, student patrol, parking lot details and student patrol officers.

  5. Student Officers are given the opportunity to work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shifts based on their academic and extra- curricular schedules.

  6. Students may work during fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks if they are in the area.

  7. Student Officers do have the potential to earn promotions based on experience and performance on the job.

  8. Must fill out paper work (I-9, W-2 and Social Security Information) in the Human Resources Department for employment.

  9. Questions for Associate Director Achey? Send an e-mail to bachey@albright.edu

Meet Our Student Officers

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Associate Director Becki Achey
Student Supervisor

610-929-6764
bachey@albright.edu

Associate Director Achey has been working in the Department of Public Safety for seven years. She was promoted to corporal in 2010 and her current position in fall of 2013. In 2012, she obtained her Act 235 Lethal Weapons Certification through the Pennsylvania State Police.   In addition to attending many conferences, training courses and seminars throughout her time at the College, she also completed a 2-day intensive Title IX and Sexual Investigator Training Course through atIXa at Swathmore College.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in Spanish, from East Stroudsburg University in 2005. Before coming to Albright College, she was an elementary school teacher in the Pocono (PA) Region and also in Berks County for three years.  Becki also was member of the field hockey team at ESU and was a co-captain in 2004. She then went on to coach hockey for six years at various levels and in the last two years as a head coach at Albright College. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education program at Albright College and plans to graduate in the spring of 2017.

Assoc. Dir. Achey was certified to teach R.A.D. Basic Self Defense for Women in the spring of 2010 and is very committed to ensuring the safety of all students here at Albright. Since 2010, the the Albright R.A.D. Instructors have taught over 200 students.  She believes in R.A.D. and continues to find new ways to promote the growth of the program, such as the new R.A.D. web site, brochures and on-line class registering. The Department of Public Safety has also hosted the R.A.D. Instructor Certification Courses in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

In her role as Associate Director, she oversees operations of the department, investigates criminal incidents on campus, supervises the Student Officer Program, manages the department website, ID Card Access System and video surveillance system, schedules for the department, is the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) Grant Director and coordinates security for events on campus. Achey serves on the Berks County United Way Committee,  is the Coordinator for the annual Safety Awareness Program, is a member of the P.R.I.D.E Award Committee and is a member of the President’s Council for Diversity and Community.  In 2011, she was honored with the Albright College Pride Award.

Becki resides in Berks County with her husband, Kevin, 3 year old son, Jaxon, and 18 month old daughter, Jocelyn.

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Lauren Rampolla
Assistant Student Officer Program Coordinator/Public Safety Officer
610-921-7670
lrampolla@albright.edu

Officer Lauren Rampolla is a 2008 graduate of the former Reading Central Catholic High School. She is proud to be back at Albright after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminology in 2012.  Lauren has also returned to the Albright classroom to pursue a Master’s Degree in General Education.

Lauren was hired as a full-time Public Safety Officer in June 2014. In addition to campus patrols and incident reporting, Officer Rampolla oversees the Adopt-an-Officer Program and provides upkeep of all campus AEDs.  She enjoys interacting with students and keeping the campus safe.

   
Student Officers  
photo Kendra Delgado
photo Cheyenne Robinett
photo Nicole VanBaak