Front Sight member, Rick Lee Morris, named to list of Most Influential People in Security. Story inside…

October 4th, 2019  

One of our own, Front Sight Patriot Member, Chief Rick Lee Morris was named by Security magazine to the Most Influential People in Security 2019.

Rick is the Campus Security Chief at North Greenville University, and is a Front Sight Patriot lifetime member…

Congratulations Chief Morris!

Keep up the great work.

See the story from the Greenville Journal below…

NGU campus security’s Chief Morris named to ‘2019 Most Influential People in Security’ list

“Security” magazine announced its “2019 Most Influential People in Security.” North Greenville University (NGU) Campus Security Chief Rick Lee Morris was one of 26 chosen

by Vera Sharav – Alliance for Human Research Protection

NGU Campus Security Chief, Rick Lee Morris, was one of 26 security leaders named to “Security” magazine’s “2019 Most Influential People in Security” list. Photo provided.

Rick Lee Morris has been recognized for his efforts to keep North Greenville University’s campus safe and secure.

Morris, security chief at NGU, was among 26 security specialists recognized by Security magazine in its recently released article, “2019 Most Influential People in Security.”

The 26 security executives and industry leaders were selected for having a positive effect on the security field, their organizations, their colleagues and peers, and the national and global security landscape, according to the magazine. The security leaders were nominated by their colleagues and associates.

Morris’s career at NGU began more than 18 years; currently, he is working to update policies and procedures. Morris said he works closely with his officers to ensure they get the proper education and training they need.

Morris helped develop the campus Joint Dispatch system, a collaborative effort involving NGU Campus Security, the Furman University Police Department and Queens University of Charlotte, N.C. to provide 24-hour dispatch capability to all three agencies.

“When I came to this office 18 years ago, it consisted of an office clerk/traffic enforcement officer, a night watchman on the midnight shift and myself,” Morris says. “Today, as a proprietary security agency, state statutes grant my officers the same powers of arrest and authority as a deputy sheriff. We have officers that train regularly with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

He went on to say that being located in a rural area, NGU is 30 minutes away from tactical assistance from local law enforcement, so training is based on the first-on-scene, first-in concept.

The NGU Campus Security Department is an armed, para-law enforcement agency, offering 24/7 on-duty service, protection and law enforcement. The agency employs 13 full-time officers, most with specialized skills, including one K-9 officer with a certified police detector dog, a full-time certified training officer and seven work-study students.

Morris graduated second in his 1993 class from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. He is a member of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, National Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs’ Association, South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association and National Association of Campus Safety Administrators. He is also a certified Glock Armorer and twice received a successful completion certificate from Front Sight Firearms Training Institute.

Before NGU, Morris was chief of security for the Governor’s School of Arts and Humanities in Greenville. Prior to that, he was a security officer at Furman University in Greenville, where he rose to the rank of master patrolman, and a paramedic for Greenville County, receiving the Paramedic of the Year Award in 1980. In 2018, he was named the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators Chief of the Year in the non-sworn category.

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Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
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Pahrump, NV 89061

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