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Center for Public Safety and Emergency Management
607-274-3353
wkerry@ithaca.edu

As the Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management, Bill has the pleasure of overseeing a professional group of people who comprise our Patrol and Security Services, Parking Services, and Environmental Health and Safety.  They are a 24/7 year round department and our community comes first, as they are committed to community policing. 

Bill was drawn to law enforcement for a couple of reasons.  The first reason was that he has always liked being part of a “team” and enjoy seeing the positive results of a team effort.  The second reason is the biggest reason, which is that he enjoys being around people, whether it’s helping someone with a problem, preventing someone from being a victim, or just having a friendly chat.  The safety of our community is a shared responsibility of our entire community, Bill sees himself as "just one person who plays a small part in the overall goal of being able to provide a safe campus to work, learn, live, and visit."

Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with my family, attending/playing sports, and visiting various New York State parks.

Departments that report to Bill:

  • Public Safety and Emergency Management
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Parking Services