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Secret Service Agent Tapped to Head JHU Security

Edmund G. Skrodzki

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In May, the university hired Edmund G. Skrodzki, special agent in charge of the Baltimore field office of the U.S. Secret Service and a 28-year veteran of law enforcement, as executive director of safety and security at Homewood.

Skrodzki, who began his new role this summer, succeeded Ronald Mullen, who retired after 13 years of service to Johns Hopkins and a career that included a stint as deputy police commissioner of Baltimore.

In his 22 years with the Secret Service, Skrodzki has worked as a member of the Presidential Protection Division and as assistant to the special agent in charge in New York. In his most recent position in charge of the agency’s work in most of the state of Maryland, his work included security at Camp David. He is a 1976 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore in 1987.

“We were impressed by his unremitting dedication to the highest quality of service,” says James T. McGill, senior vice president for finance and administration at Hopkins. “We also were impressed by his skill in communication and his understanding of the important role it plays in safety and security, especially in a university environment.”

Skrodzki takes the helm as the university has implemented an enhanced security action plan and expanded a committee on safety and security. Last spring, the university installed a sophisticated network of 32 closed-circuit cameras on the Homewood campus, along both sides of Charles Street. The system alerts operators to suspicious activity and recognizes potential problems—for example, from an injured student who needs help, or a would-be intruder trying to break into a building.

—Angela Paik Schaeffer

 

 

 

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