Georgetown Issues 'Rocky's Report' for June 13
June 13, 2012 – Hi friends, I hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather as summer begins. I want to update you on a few transitions in the Department of Public Safety at Georgetown University and our plans to stay in touch over the summer.
I will be leaving Georgetown at the end of this month after five great years. The University is currently in the process of hiring a new Chief of the Department of Public Safety. My able colleague Joseph Smith, who currently serves as Associate Director of the Department of Public Safety, will serve as Interim Chief until the new chief is selected. He will continue to lead the talented and committed group of individuals who work each day to ensure our safety, and will continue our important relationship with the Metropolitan Police Department.
My departure will also mean the end of Rocky's Report. It's been my pleasure to provide this forum for the community to hear directly from Georgetown's Department of Public Safety and to hear your feedback. As we transition to our new chief, I am sure my colleagues will work to find another way to update you on university activities and quality of life initiatives in the community.
On a more immediate note, I want you all to be aware that Tuesday afternoon at 2:35 p.m. a student was robbed at 33rd and Prospect Streets. MPD responded to the scene and is investigating. If you have information regarding this incident or noticed any suspects, please contact us immediately at (202) 687-4343.
Earlier this month we completed our donation drive in Burleith and West Georgetown. It was a huge success and we were able to collect thousands of items that will go to charities across the metro area through KEYS for the Homeless. Thanks for all your support and input on this program.
On a final note, I want to tip my hat to all those in the neighborhood and in our university community who came together to work out a positive agreement on our campus plan. As Mayor Gray said right over on P Street last week, this is a prototype for other communities and universities to follow. It has been one of the most collaborative processes I have witnessed and I know I join with a lot of us at the university when I say that I hope it is the start of a great new relationship.
It has truly been an honor to work at Georgetown University, with our neighbors and with the wider D.C. community. I wish you all the best and as always - be safe!