College Of The Albemarle Hires Its First Security Chief

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Murder, a bomb threat and a student with an assault weapon.

The three incidents on three different campuses here in the past two years prompted one small community college to hire its first head of security.

"You hate to have to do it, but these days, you can't afford not to do it," said Roger Lambertson, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the College of The Albemarle.

New security chief Joseph DeStefano plans to make recommendations soon to school officials on how to beef up protection of the 75-acre, 10-building campus and its 3,200 students.

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