Jeffrey A. Hawkins, B.S., M.S., serves as Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Private Security Sector for American Military University. Hawkins is a senior public safety/security professional with more than 30 years of diverse experience working for profit, not-for-profit and government organizations on a local, regional, and global level, graduated from the Chicago Police Academy and has over 1,000 hours of training in the areas of security, law enforcement and emergency management. Hawkins is a frequent speaker, writer, and media authority on the topic of security across the country.
Leischen Stelter is currently the Senior Coordinator of Social Media Integration at American Military University, writing about issues and trends in the physical security and public safety sectors. Stelter is the former managing editor of Security Director News, an online business publication for physical security professionals, where she spent three years writing news articles, blogs and videocasts about the physical security industry. In addition to contributing to AMU Security Info, she also manages the blog, In Public Safety, which focuses on issues and trends in law enforcement, fire services, emergency management and national intelligence.