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The mission of the Campus Safety Commission is to provide a collaborative community to address the diverse safety and security needs, situations, practices, policies, and procedures of each of the 28 community and state colleges in Florida.


The Campus Safety Commission was created to provide a collaborative community in which all 28 state-assisted colleges in Florida could discuss and learn from each other’s diverse safety and security needs, situations, practices, policies, and procedures.

Areas of Focus for the Campus Safety Commission:

  • Safety, security and overall wellness of our campus communities
  • Crisis/behavioral intervention, crisis management, and suicide prevention
  • Mental health awareness and counseling
  • Emergency Management and Preparedness
  • Threat assessment and management
  • Campus policing, security, crime, and loss prevention
  • Risk management
  • Laws, regulations, and compliance concerns
  • Best practices related to all aspects of campus security and safety

WELCOME - A Message from the 2023 Chair

Dr. Germany Dixon 

As the current Chair of the Campus Safety Commission for the AFC, I am excited about this opportunity to serve our membership in 2024 and I welcome you to our commission.

This past year offered an opportunity to reignite the commission and entered a new threshold of renewed energy.  As we begin to transition forward this year, it is important, to begin with, a renewed energy to proceed with Great Expectations. I am extremely optimistic about the potential opportunities to provide progressive knowledge and resources to support the diverse safety and security needs of each of the 28 community and state colleges in Florida. We are currently at a pivotal point within our commission which provides us the ability to rise to the next level in providing consistent trainings, webinars, and looking at the significance of providing a comprehensive campus safety overall presence. This commission will be focused on working with our campus safety leaders with the intent of sharing their experiences of lessons learned, best practices, and ensuring that we work collectively as a unified team. 

Also, it is important to provide an atmosphere dedicated to providing excellent opportunities for professional development, while exploring the safety challenges that each of you have navigated through these past years.  This will offer us as a commission the ability to engage, learn and share valuable aspects of change among our partnering institutions.  We will provide access to professional networking sessions with the ultimate benefit of connecting with fellow peers dedicated to the purpose of growth and development. I would also like to solicit your assistance and support in promoting the membership of the AFC, and participation in our great Campus Safety Commission.

Please mark your calendars and prepare to attend this year’s, Campus Safety & Resilience Symposium. It will be held May 29-30, 2024, at Daytona State College – Hosseini Center located at 1200 W International Speedway. Daytona Beach, FL 32114.


In closing, 

“Excellence is never an accident.  It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” 



Let’s move forward with “Be Active, Keep Moving, and Transform our Minds” in 2024!

All the best,
Dr. Germany J. Dixon


  1. Who We Serve
  2. Newsletter
  3. Announcements
  4. Executive Board
  5. Bylaws
  6. Upcoming Events


Who Should Get Involved in the Campus Safety Commission:

  • Campus compliance officials
  • Conduct officers
  • Mental health counselors
  • Faculty members
  • Human resources professionals
  • Risk managers
  • Title IX coordinators
  • Facilities workers
  • College attorneys
  • Campus police and security officers
  • Front-line student support staff


Check out the Premiere Edition of the Campus Safety Commission Newsletter

Campus Safety and Wellness


If you were unable to attend AFC’s Annual Conference, please find the Campus Safety Commission presentation information here:

Comprehensive Approach to Safe and Secure Campuses (PowerPoint)


Chair: Dr. Germany J. Dixon, Email:, Palm Beach State College, Phone: 561-862-4379

Immediate Past Chair: Gordan Bass, Email: [email protected], Florida State College at Jacksonville, Phone: 904-357-8891

Secretary: Shannon Oliver, Email: [email protected]Florida State College at Jacksonville, Phone: 904-632-3211

Commission Executive Committee

Ryan Woods - [email protected]
Miguel Sierra - [email protected]
Tony Rivas - [email protected]
David McCain - [email protected]
Sharon Smith - [email protected]
Mikel W. Kline – [email protected]
Gordan Bass, Immediate Past Chair - [email protected]



Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Campus Safety Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:

Campus Safety Commission Bylaws (adopted 2023)


 6th Annual Campus Safety Symposium

Join the Campus Safety Commission for the 6th Annual Campus Safety Symposium on July 20-21 on the campus of Tallahassee Community College. This professional development event will bring together subject matter experts in a combination of plenary and educational sessions to address current safety challenges facing our campuses statewide.

The Symposium will start at 8:30 a.m. on July 20 and end at 12:30 p.m. on July 21. This year's symposium will feature three keynote speakers and seven breakout session speakers. Our three keynote speakers are Tony Pustizzi, Retired Police Chief of the Coral Springs Police Department; Dr. Eric Hall, Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; and Dr. Hector Garcia, faculty team lead in SNHU's criminal justice and social sciences programs. The symposium will include RAD training and breakout sessions on Communication During A Crisis, Campus Safety and Employee Handbooks, Cybersecurity Threats on Higher Education, Video Surveillance Technology for Campus Safety, Therapy Dogs on Campus, and Fire Safety on Off-Campus Living. There are sessions for every employee in every department.

                                            Registration is now open!  

We have secured hotel rooms with a special discounted rate at the Springhill Suites by Marriott North, 1481 Timberlane Road Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Book your reservations using the Association of Florida Colleges group rate link or by calling 1-850-297-0270. The last day to book the group rate is Tuesday, June 27, 2023.