Chief of Campus Safety
Lonnie began his law enforcement career in 1991, at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. He attended Tallahassee Community College, Liberty University and is currently enrolled to obtain his Master’s degree. Lonnie is an active learner who continuously seeks new opportunities to learn.
He enjoys coaching sports, fishing, spending time with his family, including extended family, and taking part in community service opportunities.
Lonnie retired from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 after serving the community of Tallahassee for over 20 years. He moved to Redding in 2013 where he began his career with Shasta College as the Campus Safety Officer II in 2013. In August of 2014 he was promoted to the Director of Campus Safety.
Lonnie is a distinguished member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and senior advisor to groups on College Campus Violence reduction. He currently serves on State of California and National committees to reduce violence in schools.
He has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations and Secret Service for distinguished service during critical incidents. He is certified as a Florida and California Law Enforcement Officer.
During his law enforcement career, he has served in many roles from Patrol, to Command Supervision, to Investigations. He served on the Special Weapons and Tactics team for over 13 years and spent many years as the leader of the Special Operations Division. He assisted, led or supervised many major events in the Tallahassee area, which included events such as Florida State University Football games and Springtime Tallahassee. He has served as the primary planner-field supervisor on dignitary events working with the Secret Service and FBI on visits by the President of the United States and Presidents from many countries.
He is a graduate of many advanced leadership courses, including FBI courses, Drug Interdiction, Chief of Police leadership and the Jeanne Clery act. He holds advanced certifications in Emergency Management-FEMA and is a graduate of advanced classes in Dignitary Protection and Federal Title IX compliance.
Lonnie currently holds advanced Instructor certifications in Homicide and Sexual Assaults Investigations, Chemical Munitions-Distraction Devices, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Driving EVOC, and is a Special Weapons and Tactics Instructor. He previously taught at Tallahassee Community College Police Academy for five years.
One of his many passions includes service to his community.
He has served as the President of Florida State University School-FSUS, a K-12 Charter school which enrolled 1,800 students and maintained an A+ rating during his tenure.
Lonnie was the President of Leon County Special Olympics for many years, overseeing 250 athletes and 300 volunteers. He managed a financial donor base of $ 50,000 a year to support the athletes and volunteers.
He is one of the original founders of the Capital City Challenge. Lonnie served as the President and Secretary. The organization is a non-profit company designed to donate financial funding to organizations such as Special Olympics.
He has been a Little League coach for many years and coached high school baseball and softball. He currently serves as an assistant Baseball coach for University Preparatory School and the Director of Elite Baseball Operations for Line Drive-Sun Devils baseball teams.
Lonnie’s philosophy is to put students first. He believes in giving back to the community and supporting the success of all.
He welcomes all to Shasta, Tehama, Trinity Joint Community College District and looks forward to hearing from you about your experiences.