Interim Director Christopher Coons began his career with the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Office of Public Safety in 2005. I/D Coons graduated from the Municipal Police Academy at Lackawanna College in 2003. Prior to working at St. Mary's College, I/D Coons was employed as a Police Officer for the Jermyn Borough and Hawley Borough Police Departments in Pennsylvania. In 2010, I/D Coons received his Special Police Commission from the State of Maryland, and began serving as a field training officer. Since joining Public Safety, I/D Coons has become a certified Maryland Police Training Commission instructor, and teaches ASP Expandable Baton and Handcuffing, SABRE OC Aerosol Spray, and Red Cross CPR/First Aid. I/D Coons is responsible for the institution’s compliance with the Clery Act including the Colleges’ Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. In 2019 I/D Coons completed his FBI-LEEDA leadership trilogy. I/D Coons was selected as Public Safety Officer of the Year in 2009 and 2014.
Certificate in Municipal Police Academy at Lackawanna College Police Academy, 2003
- Public Safety Officer of the Year
A/D Coons was selected as Public Safety Officer of the Year in 2009 and 2014.
- FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award
A/D Coons received his FBI-LEEDA Trilogy award in 2019