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Command Staff

Roy GarciaRoy Garcia

Director of Campus Safety


Roy has established 35 years of progressive law enforcement experience, with eleven in Higher Education Public Safety. Roy’s education includes a BA Criminal Justice Aurora University, Aurora, IL, and a Graduate of Northwestern University School of Police and Staff Command. He retired from the Illinois State Police, Division of Criminal Investigations, as a Special Agent Sergeant. Roy is recognized, as one of the most decorated Illinois State Police officers. He served as Chief of Police of Sycamore, IL. He was 1987 IACP’s Police Officer of the year special citation. As Director of Campus Safety/Emergency Preparedness at Aurora University, Aurora Illinois, he was awarded the 2006 recipient of the Student Advocate Award. He was appointed to the Governor of Illinois Campus Security Task Force. He also brings further experience after serving as a Campus Safety Coordinator on the Illinois Terrorism Task Force. In this position he received the 2011 excellence in Emergency Management Award. Roy also served in the past as President of the Illinois Campus Law Enforcement Executive Association.

Nick Calkins

Assistant Director of Campus Safety


Nick Came to Colorado College in 2006 as the Parking Manager and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2010. He has 15 years of campus safety experience, including eight years with the American University Department of Public Safety, one year with the Colorado Springs Police Department, and now six years with the Department of Campus Safety here at CC. His background is primarily in parking, transportation, and special events management. He has served as a student officer, a parking enforcement officer, a transportation and parking enforcement coordinator, an emergency response team member, a personal protection detail lead, and a sexual misconduct investigator. Nick is trained in the FEMA Incident Command System, he is an IPMBA certified bike patrol officer, a CPTED certified inspector, and one of CC's sexual misconduct investigators. He has a bachelor's degree in International Studies with a focus in Conflict Resolution from the American University School of International Service.