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Eric Holmes
Chief of Police/
 of Public Safety


Chief Eric L. Holmes has served as an accomplished and respected law enforcement member for twenty-five years. Chief Holmes' journey has provided him with an uncommon breath of law enforcement experience, giving him a unique perspective and passion for advancing 21st century policing.

Chief Holmes has vast knowledge in special events planning and homeland security-related topics. Chief Holmes is committed to shaping the future of law enforcement.

Chief Holmes earned his BA Degree Slippery Rock University and his MS Degree in Criminal Justice from Point Park University. Chief Holmes graduate of the CMU Tepper School of Business TALI Executive Leadership Program. Chief Holmes is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leaders Program.

Chief Holmes has considerable executive level training to include: FBI Leadership, Session # 17, United States Secret Service Law Enforcement Executive Leaders Seminar, Senior Management Institute for Police, Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Executive and Command Leadership Institutes.

Chief Holmes belongs to a number of professional and volunteer activities (past and present) to include: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Leadership Pittsburgh LDI XVIII, RMU and SRU Criminal Justice Advisory Committees.

Chief Holmes served as President of the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association. Former Governor Ed Rendell appointed Chief Holmes to the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees where he served from 2009 to 2013. In June of 2008, the Eric L. Holmes Criminal Justice Scholarship was established at Slippery Rock University.

Chief Holmes 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 Holmes 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


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.

Michael Kopas


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.

Michael Kiryk


Michael Kiryk is the Lieutenant/Coordinator of Training, Community Relations/Crime Prevention Section. He is responsible for the safety/crime prevention trainings and programs for the University community.  This position is also the training coordinator for the department and manages the emergency alert system.  Lt. Kiryk, as the University's crime prevention coordinator, can be contacted directly to request a safety class.  The Lieutenant also supervises the security systems for the University which includes cameras and alarms.

Bob Mason
Security Systems Coordinator


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


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.

Administrative Assistant


The Administrative Assistant is responsible for processing and maintaining police reports, tracking payroll records and leave balances on a regular basis. The Administrative Assistant also provides regular support to the Business Manager and all Sections within the department when needed.