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Contact Public Safety

Emergencies

Call COPS (x2677) on campus
412.396.COPS (2677)

Non-Emergencies

412.396.6002
412.396.5963 (Fax)
publicsafety@duq.edu

Personnel

Tom Hart
Chief of Police /
Director
 

412.396.6002
hartt1@duq.edu

Tom Hart is the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety. He is responsible for overseeing and managing the entire Department of Public Safety which includes Patrol, Operations and Administrative Sections as well as the Business Office. Chief Hart is an active member of the Campus Community Risk Team (CCRT) and serves on several other boards offering his law enforcement expertise.

Michael Sippey
Assistant Chief

412.396.5745
sippeym886@duq.edu

Michael Sippey is the Assistant Chief supervising the Administrative Section. His primary responsibilities include managing investigations and reviewing/approving police reports. Assistant Chief Sippey oversees the departmental Accreditation, Clery and Title IX requirements. He also coordinates annual Active Shooter Training and Firearms Training for members of the department.

Lee Speer
Deputy Chief

412.396.4935
speer@duq.edu

Lee Speer is the Deputy Chief responsible for the Operations Section of the department. He is the training coordinator and manages the emergency alert system. In addition, he is the crime prevention coordinator and can be contacted directly to request a class. Deputy Chief Speer also supervises the security systems for the University which includes cameras and alarms.

Michael Kopas
Captain

412.396.4780
kopasm@duq.edu

Michael Kopas is the Captain/Patrol Commander. He is responsible for overseeing the patrol shifts and managing the Sergeants, Corporals, Police Officers, Security Guards and Police Communication Operators. Captain Kopas also coordinates and schedules security personnel at special events on campus.

Bob Mason
Security Systems Coordinator

412.396.2128
masonr@duq.edu

Bob Mason is the Security Systems Coordinator. He works with Facilities Management on projects to enhance security on campus. Daily, he manages the overall operations of the surveillance cameras, alarm systems and automatic doors on campus. Bob is also responsible for granting card access requests.

Jaclyn DeNardo
Business Manager

412.396.4401
denardoj@duq.edu

Jaclyn DeNardo is the Business Manager. Her primary responsibilities include payroll, budgeting, processing invoices, and supervising the Business Office. Jaclyn is also the systems administrator in Public Safety managing the records management system, Blackboard and the Public Safety website.

Dana Jones
Administrative Assistant

412.396.6004
jonesd6@duq.edu

Dana Jones is the Administrative Assistant. She processes and maintains police reports, tracks payroll records and leave balances on a regular basis. Dana provides regular support to the Business Manager and all Sections within the department when needed.