UAB Police Chief Anthony B. Purcell is the Southeast region director on the board governing the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). He began his three-year term on July 1.

Purcell, assistant vice president at UAB since October 2006, formerly was deputy chief of police at The Georgia Institute of Technology for three years and the chief of police and director of public safety at University of North Carolina at Charlotte and North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C.. Anthony started his law enforcement career with the Durham County Sheriff’s Department in Durham, N.C., and served there nine years.

He is an alumnus of North Carolina Central University, from which he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice, and he is a graduate of the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

Purcell served in 2005-2006 as a member of a subcommittee of IACLEA’s Domestic Preparedness Committee that developed a guide to communications between campus public safety agencies and federal-state-local emergency responders.