Emergency management coordinator graduates from FEMA academy

Raegan Pechar
September 18, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pamela Soule, emergency management coordinator at Penn State, recently graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Emergency Management Advanced Academy following the completion of an in-residence program that provides strategic training and skills needed for emergency management programs.

Soule successfully completed four one-week courses pertaining to program management, effective communication, integrated collaboration, and strategic thinking.

The academy reinforces the qualities needed to manage emergency management programs, provides relevant management theories and concepts, and utilizes appropriate case studies.

Within the Office of Emergency Management in the Department of University Police and Public Safety, Soule develops the plans and processes within the University in the event of a disaster. She dissects the procedures at four Commonwealth Campuses, planning activities and appropriate measures as means of preparation.

“FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy served as a professional development opportunity to learn from peers,” said Soule, “It enabled me to network with professionals from across the spectrum, allowing us to collaborate and grow together regarding emergency management.” 

About Penn State University Police and Public Safety

Established in 1926 as Campus Patrol, today Penn State University Police and Public Safety is responsible for protecting and serving more than 100,000 Penn State students, faculty and staff members, plus visitors, at 22 campuses located throughout Pennsylvania.

In 2017, Penn State centralized University Police and Public Safety by combining campus-based units into one, cohesive department under the direction of the assistant vice president for police and public safety. The unified department has roughly 135 full-time and part-time police officers, 75 non-sworn and civilian staff, and roughly 90 student employees.

University Police and Public Safety provides multiple resources and services, including police services, behavioral threat managementClery compliance, and emergency management. The department also includes a K-9 unit and Community-Oriented Policing Unit.

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