An Interview with the Chief of Security at Hiwassee College
Madisonville, TN – Campus safety is one of the factors that figure prominently in the decision making process when prospective students and their parents select a college. Chase Brown, the Chief of Security at Hiwassee College is dedicated to providing a safe campus environment for students, faculty members, staff and visitors. He came to the college in October 2011 after a distinguished five-year career in the military. After serving in the United States Army, Chief Brown spent two years working for the Madisonville Sheriff’s Department. In addition to his law enforcement experience, Chase worked for twelve years in the field of private security and protective services.
When asked to comment on his work at Hiwassee College, Chief Brown said, “Safety is a priority. The well being of students, faculty, staff and visitors are first and foremost on my mind. Although there has not been a major security incident on campus, I have the professional law enforcement experience to deal with a security issue if one did arise.”
Chief Brown is always available to assist, answer questions, recommend or implement best practices. His dedication to his profession has motivated him to start a self-defense class on campus. Interested work-study students are trained in the basics of security. Chief Brown has both CPR training and American Red Cross First Aid certification. When asked about future goals, he expressed a desire to create a program to give those students interested in the security profession an opportunity to learn more about the field.
Chief Brown is the recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained while stationed in Iraq.