Linda Stump-Kurnick, Assistant Vice President, Public and Environmental Safety

Chief Linda J. Stump-Kurnick, Assistant Vice President of Public and Environmental Safety is the first female Police Chief at a State of Florida public university. A native of Lafayette, Indiana, Chief Stump holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Ball State University, a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University, and is also a graduate from Florida and Indiana Law Enforcement Academies and the FBI National Academy. Chief Stump started her law-enforcement career in 1984 as a Trooper with the Indiana State Police, and joined the Purdue University Police Department a year later. While at Purdue she formulated her progressive campus law enforcement vision while working as a patrol officer, sergeant, detective, lieutenant and captain before her appointment as the Purdue Chief/Director in June 1999. Chief Stump joined the University of Florida Police Department in July of 2003.  She has extensive law enforcement experience in large event security with both the Purdue University and the University of Florida police departments. She was certified in Advanced Threat Assessment through the Gavin de Becker & Associates Management Academy in 2008, and is a graduate of the first Crisis Leadership in Higher Education course at Harvard in 2009. In 2021, she was awarded an Executive Certificate from the Harvard Kennedy Graduate School in Public Policy.

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