May 15, 2019

Public Safety Investigator Eugene Doherty Named Security Officer of the Year

by Choya Randolph, M.F.A. '18

Eugene Doherty

Investigative CCTV specialists are the hidden heroes of campus safety. Since officers can’t be everywhere at once, they rely on closed-circuit cameras to monitor areas. It’s the job of the CCTV specialist to vigilantly scan the footage, alert officers and/or investigate any situations that warrant further attention. How much footage? In the case of Public Safety and Transportation Officer Eugene Doherty, it was more than 550 hours of video footage and over 300 cases in 2018. In recognition of his efforts and achievement, ASIS International, Long Island Chapter, named Doherty the recipient of the 2019 Arthur B. Colwin Jr. Security Officer of the Year Award.

Doherty began working as a CCTV specialist at Adelphi in 2006. “Eugene has a deep dedication and commitment to our University,” said Robert F. Hughes, executive director of the Department of Public Safety and Transportation, who nominated Doherty for the award. “He continually strives through his investigative duties to make Adelphi a safe and secure location.”

On Tuesday, May 14, Doherty officially received his award at the ASIS Person of the Year dinner. He will receive a complimentary one-year associate membership with ASIS International. The organization, originally known as the American Society for Industrial Security, currently has members in 125 countries. Doherty will be assigned to the Long Island chapter of ASIS, which comprises approximately 300 security professionals who share experiences and best practices to further excel in their professions.

“I am proud and honored to win the Arthur B. Colwin Jr. award,” said Doherty. “I enjoy my job and enjoy working on this campus.”

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