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Davall named public safety deputy director of operations

Charles Davall, the Princeton Borough chief of police, has been named deputy director of operations for Princeton University's Department of Public Safety.

Davall will be responsible for public safety's day-to-day operations and will focus on strengthening the department's problem-solving skills, community partnerships and staff development, according to Director of Public Safety Steven Healy. His appointment is effective Feb. 7.

"As we continue to enhance the level of services we provide, Chief Davall will serve as an excellent mentor for our staff members. His 25 years of service with the Princeton Borough Police Department provide valuable expertise in running the operations of a public safety department," Healy said.

"Chief Davall has considerable experience not only in our local community, but in state law enforcement as well. He has been actively involved in the county and state police chiefs' associations, so he can help us to further develop services to provide for the campus community," he added. "We underwent an extensive search process for this position, with more than 100 applicants with a range of campus and municipal policing experience, and we were fortunate to have an excellent candidate in our own backyard."

"The Princeton campus community has been important part of my life for many years," Davall said. "I have enjoyed my years of service with Princeton Borough, and I'm excited about making this change to join the University's Department of Public Safety. I value Chief Healy's vision for the department and his leadership. I believe this is a great opportunity to come here and lend my experience to benefit the campus community."

Davall will retire from the position of Princeton Borough's chief of police, which he has held since July 2001. He has served in a variety of positions since joining that department as a patrol officer in 1980. A graduate of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Davall holds a master's degree in criminal justice from New Jersey City University.

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