Limestone College has named William “Bill” Petty as its new Chief of Campus Security. Petty brings 23 years of law enforcement experience to Limestone, including previous time in higher education security.
Petty has worked in numerous areas within the public safety field, including corrections, loss prevention, investigations, traffic patrol, warrant service, training, criminal patrol, and emergency services.
He attended Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, MI and Glenn Oaks College in Centreville, MI before graduating with honors from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1995. Petty also graduated from the State of Colorado Police Academy and received a Wildlife Forestry Conservation Law Enforcement diploma from the International Career School.
“I’m very dedicated to my work, devoting most of my time pursuing department excellence, implementing awareness programs, instructing students and staff, and improving community involvement,” Petty said. “I have a passionate interest and focus on the leadership development of my staff, and increasing relationships with campus safety and our students.”
Petty worked for two municipalities – the Mishawaka (IN) Police Department and the Pueblo (CO) Police Department – as well as the County Sheriff’s Department in Elkhart, IN. Petty served as Chief of Campus Safety at Trine University in Indiana before arriving at Limestone. He has also been an active member of the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators.
Petty hopes to use his wealth of knowledge and experience to help create an even safer environment for the Limestone community.
“I take great satisfaction in knowing that I have the ability to make a difference in someone’s life,” Petty noted. “I am committed to building the safety department’s internal and external relationships and also focusing on strong customer service. It is my goal to make the Limestone College Campus Safety Department one of the top departments in the state.”