La’Markus Bragg | Reporter
July 15, 2016; 11:00 a.m.
Three new full-time officers have been hired for Lindenwood University’s Public Safety and Security Office.
Director of Public Safety and Security John Bowman, said he feels the new additions to his team will further improve campus security.
“From the interviews that we did and from what they’re shown, I think they are going to be a great addition to the security department and our campus,” he said. “I think all three have good people skills, and we can build on the rest.”
The new officers are Ray Nabzdyk, Kevin Stewart and Christine Clinko.
They represent an increase of one new officer on the security force. The other two replaced officers Dale Lauer, who died in May and Mike Smythe, who recently retired.
The security office currently has 21 officers assigned to St. Charles
It also has three assigned to off-site locations at Wentzville, St. Louis City and North County.
Ray Nabzdyk has a master’s degree in criminal justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Nabzdyk served as the lieutenant of the administration division for 30 years at the City of Ferguson Police Department.
Kevin Stewart has experience as a firefighter and security guard. Stewart is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree.
Christine Clinko has over 10 years of experience in school administration and is pursing her bachelor’s degree.