About D. Stafford & Associates

Campus Safety Magazine - March/April 2007 (Photo Courtesy of Campus Safety Magazine)
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Ms. Stafford was the Chief of Police at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1992-2010. During her 26 year distinguished career in the law enforcement and the security industry, she served as a police officer, Sergeant, Assistant Chief and Chief. She worked in Campus Law Enforcement for 23 years at Bucknell University, Butler University, and most recently, at the George Washington University, where she served as Chief of Police for a 176 member police department for 18 years. Chief Stafford retired from active law enforcement on May 5, 2010. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Mansfield University and has a Master’s of Science Degree in Education from Bucknell University. Chief Stafford is a Certified Litigation Specialist.

Chief Stafford led the GW Police Department as the agency became an internationally accredited law enforcement agency with the Commission of Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) in March of 2006 and the agency was successfully reaccredited in March of 2009. The agency subsequently achieved accreditation with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators in May of 2007. She was chosen to become an assessor for CALEA in March 2006 and she is currently an IACLEA assessor, and as such, she has completed numerous on site assessments for those organizations. She has been a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) since 1990 and she served on the Board of Directors from 2000-2005. She served as the Chair of the IACLEA Accreditation Commission from 2005-2008.

As one of the nation’s premier campus police chiefs, she is a much sought after speaker, consultant, educator, expert witness, and instructor on campus security, campus safety and law enforcement related issues and on compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act) and the security and safety requirements of the HEOA.

Chief Stafford has won numerous accolades for her 26 years of service in the law enforcement field. She served as the 45th President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators in 2003-2004, she was the first female to hold that office. She won the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” award in 2002 in honor of her ongoing contributions to improving the law enforcement profession. In 2004, Stafford was honored by the European Association for Campus Security for her expertise and achievements in campus security. In 2006, Campus Safety Magazine developed a Campus Safety Director of the Year Award and in March 2007, Chief Stafford was named as the first winner of this prestigious award for 2006. In June 2008, Chief Stafford was presented with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award by her alma mater, Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.

Chief Stafford served on the board of the Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for Delaware, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia and served as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President and President from 1995-1997. She has been an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police since 1992.

Campus Law Enforcement Journal - July/August 2003
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She was a member of the IACLEA Government Relations Committee from 1995 to 2010 and was the Committee Chair from 1998 to 2000. Chief Stafford has testified at several congressional hearings, one at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives in July of 1997 and another hearing at the request of the U.S. Senate in March of 1998. Chief Stafford was selected to represent IACLEA as the primary negotiator during the 1999 and 2009 Negotiated Rule Making processes sponsored by the Department of Education regarding the development of final rules for the implementation of the Clery Act. She is a nationally recognized expert on compliance with the Clery Act.

Chief Stafford has conducted countless Clery Act training sessions on the topic for various organizations, including IACLEA, NACUBO, the Stetson Law Conference, Security on Campus Inc, and other video/teleconference training companies. She has been a featured speaker in many other areas of security and safety for the American Council on Education (ACE); American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO); University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA); Stetson University College of Law; and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). She has published more than a dozen articles in various professional journals and magazines. She was one of the lead authors of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrator’s Blueprint for Safer Campuses: An Overview of the Virginia Tech Tragedy and Implications for Campus Safety. This document, unveiled at a press conference sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University on April 18, 2008, is a roadmap for campus safety and security. The Blueprint for Safer Campuses outlines the guiding principles for campus safety and security worldwide.

Chief Stafford has worked as a consultant in the Law Enforcement and Security Industry since 1997. As a recognized expert in the Clery Act, she has assisted institutions in coming into and maintaining their compliance with federal law. Chief Stafford has conducted independent audits, reviews and/or training for numerous institutions, including Mount Saint Mary’s, Rochester Institute of Technology, University Of Vermont, Wake Forest University, Emory University, Mary’s College of California, the University of California System, Northern Illinois University, Kennesaw State University, Concordia College and Tulane University to name a few.

Chief Stafford has also assisted institutions by conducting general and targeted reviews of the security/law enforcement operations, including reviewing and assessing the organizational structure, physical security, and personnel related issues. She has assisted institutions such as New York University, Trinity University of Washington, Kennesaw State University, Concordia College and the Medical University of South Carolina with these types of reviews.

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Letters of Appreciation and Recommendation

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Partial List of Clients Since 1997

  • Mount Saint Mary’s
  • #Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University Of Vermont
  • *#Wake Forest University
  • New York University
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Parkland College
  • Wesleyan University
  • University of Texas System
  • Emory University
  • Concordia College
  • City University System of New York (CUNY)
  • #Dominican College
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • #University of California System
  • #Kennesaw State University
  • *#Northern Illinois University
  • #UC Davis
  • #Trinity University of Washington
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Indiana University
  • Arkansas University System (Criminal Justice Institute)
  • The George Washington University
  • Suffolk University
  • Duke University
  • Virginia Criminal Justice Services
  • St. Louis University
  • NW Arkansas Community College
  • #West Virginia University
  • *Rollins College
  • *#Virginia Commonwealth University
  • #Miami University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • #Davidson College
  • #Berklee College of Music
  • *University of Michigan Flint
  • Stonehill College
  • Norfolk State University
  • San Jacinto Community College District
  • *West Chester University
  • *College of Lake County
  • University of Massachusetts System Office
  • Western New York Campus Law Enforcement Assoc
  • #University of Central Florida
  • #Grand Valley State University
  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • *University of Connecticut
  • University of Richmond
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Madison College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Hope College
  • Indiana University Southeast
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • Auburn University
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Hamilton College
  • Northwestern University
  • #James Madison University
  • #McNeese University
  • Central Michigan University
  • #Butler University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • *#Brooklyn Law School
  • Southern Methodist University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • #Fairmont State University
  • *#University of Virginia at Wise
  • #*University of Hartford
  • Radford University
  • Elon University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • Stanford University
  • #Monroe Community College
  • American International College
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Georgia State System
  • #University of Miami
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • *Simmons College
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of North Dakota
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Merrimack College
  • Abilene Christian University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • Southwestern Michigan College
  • Pierce College
  • Radford University
  • Baker College
  • #University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of California San Francisco
  • Hampden Sydney College
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Indianapolis
  • Wilmington University (2)
  • Franklin & Marshall
  • Regis University
  • Lindenwood University
  • School of the Visual Arts
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Connecticut
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • New York
  • California
  • California
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • California
  • Washington, DC
  • South Carolina
  • Indiana
  • Arkansas
  • Washington, DC
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • West Virginia
  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Indiana
  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Virgin Islands
  • Connecticut
  • Virginia
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin
  • Kentucky
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Alabama
  • Virginia
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Virginia
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Wisconsin
  • New York
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • West Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Connecticut
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Michigan
  • California
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Texas
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Missouri
  • Massachusetts
  • Texas
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Michigan
  • Washington
  • Virginia
  • Michigan
  • Texas
  • California
  • Virginia
  • California
  • Indiana
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • *#Yale University
  • *#Webster University
  • *#Maryville University
  • *#LIM College
  • University of MASS Dartmouth
  • Georgetown University
  • *#Virginia Tech
  • *#Notre Dame University
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • #American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • *Marshall University
  • #Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Barnard College
  • #Old Dominion University (4)
  • #University of Hawaii
  • #Cecil Community College
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • Southwestern Illinois College
  • Kutztown University
  • Polk State College
  • Tarleton State University
  • #University of California San Diego
  • Centenary College
  • *California State University Northridge
  • Eastern Washington University
  • San Diego Community College District
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Texas A&M System Office
  • #Charleston School of Law
  • #Tarrant County College District
  • University of Iowa
  • York College of Pennsylvania
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • #Mount Saint Mary College
  • *University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Gettysburg College
  • #Queens University of Charlotte
  • *Villanova University
  • Wofford College
  • *#Roosevelt University
  • *University of St. Thomas
  • Amherst College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • #Grinnell College
  • Fisher College
  • University of Wisconsin
  • #Brooklyn Law School
  • Southern Methodist University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • #Fairmont State University
  • University of Virginia at Wise
  • #*University of Hartford
  • Radford University
  • Elon University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • Stanford University
  • Monroe Community College#
  • American International College
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Georgia State System
  • University of Miami
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • University of Houston
  • Bridgewater State University
  • St. Charles Community College
  • Xavier University
  • Harvard University
  • UMASS-Lowell
  • UMASS-Medical School
  • Caldwell College
  • Montana State University
  • UC Irvine
  • *California Western School of Law
  • *Hampden-Sydney College
  • *CSU System Office
  • *California State U @ Bakerfield
  • *California State U Cal Poly @ San Luis Obispo
  • *California State U Cal Poly @ Panona
  • *California State U @ Channel Island
  • *California State U @ Chico
  • *California State U @ Dominguez Hills
  • *California State U @ East Bay
  • *California State U @ Fresno
  • *California State U @ Fullerton
  • *California State U @ Humboldt
  • *California State U @ Long Beach
  • *California State U @ Los Angeles
  • *California State U @ Maritime
  • *California State U @ Monterey Bay
  • *California State U @ Sacramento
  • *California State U @ San Bernardino
  • *California State U @ San Diego
  • *California State U @ San Francisco
  • *California State U @ San Jose
  • *California State U @ San Marcos
  • *California State U @ Sonoma
  • *California State U @ Stanilaus
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Williams College
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Auburn University
  • Shawnee University
  • PIMA Community College
  • University of Tampa
  • Central Michigan University
  • Connecticut
  • Missouri
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Washington, DC
  • Virginia
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Washington, DC
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia
  • Indiana
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Illinois
  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • California
  • New Jersey
  • California
  • Washington
  • California
  • Wisconsin
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Iowa
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Colorado
  • Pennsylvania
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • Iowa
  • Massachusetts
  • Wisconsin
  • New York
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • West Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Connecticut
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Michigan
  • California
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Texas
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Montana
  • California
  • California
  • Virginia
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • Georgia
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Alabama
  • Ohio
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Michigan

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Articles, Presentations and Expert Panels

Click here to view a list of published articles by Dolores Stafford, presentations she has given and expert panels she has attended.

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Press

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