Doug brings to Daemen a wide range of experience in the security field including private investigations, loss prevention, security management, and as a previous Public Safety Officer at Medaille College. Doug has extensive experience in law enforcement, serving for many years as a Police Officer for the City of Durham, North Carolina. During his Law Enforcement career, he worked in criminal investigations, was a member of the Tactical Team and also a Bike Patrol Officer. Additionally, Doug spent 2 years in Afghanistan as part of a State Department contract working as a trainer/adviser with the Afghan National Police.
Doug graduated from Buffalo State College with Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Eric Diethorn comes to Daemen from Boston, Massachusetts where he was a Security Manager for the Security Team at the Seaport World Trade Center. He received extensive training and experience in Corporate Security while working closely with high profile clients such as Fidelity Investments, Jones Lang Lasalle, and the Seaport Hotel. He also has a great deal of experience in large scale event security at the Commonwealth Hall Convention Center.
Diethorn previously worked with the Security Team at Fidelity Investments global headquarters, USPS, South Station in Boston's Financial District, as well as Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Diethorn is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor's Degree in History.
Gary joined the Campus Safety team in Spring 2018. He was previously with Mercy EMS for 6 years as an EMT, and has been a Firefighter/EMT for 12 years. Gary is a lifetime Daemen College Rescue Squad (DCRS) member as part of the initial training staff for the organization.
Carl joined Daemen’s Campus Safety team during the Spring 2018 Semester. He has over 8 years of Management and Supervisory experience combined with 3 years of experience working in the Security industry.
Outside of Daemen, Carl played 6 years of semi-pro football and has earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His daughter is currently on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
"Dory" Clanton Joined the Cmapsu Safety Team just before the Fall 2018 semester got underway. She has a background In office management, and worked as a Security Officer at the Women’s Shelter in Buffalo before coming to Daemen College.
Officer Askey joined the Campus Safety Department in June 2019. He is currently working toward a degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Erie and has prior experience in a wide variety of fields including landscaping and groundskeeping.
Cory Backlas joined the Campus Safety Team during the Summer of 2019. Officer Backlas earned his A.A.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, Certificate in Homeland Security, and Certificate in Crime Scene Technology from SUNY Erie.
Officer Backlas served in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Iraq where he served as a Personal Security Detachment team and escorted high ranked officials around the Country. After his service in the U.S. Army, he enlisted in the New York Army National Guard where he completed his education.
Officer Backlas has six years of experience working in Security including two years as a Campus Safety Officer at Niagara University. He has an extensive background in multiple areas of security including hotels, corporate offices, private investigations, loss prevention/asset protection, financial institutions, data centers, hospitals, and strike/picket lines.
Tyler has been with the Campus Safety team since spring 2017. He spent a brief portion of that time with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department attending the Police Academy before returning to Daemen in June 2018. Tyler graduated from Buffalo State College with a BS in Criminal Justice.
Donald has been with Daemen College Campus Safety since 2014. He enjoys the relationships he has built with Daemen Students, Faculty and Staff throughout his years of service. Donald came to Daemen with a great deal of prior experience in the safety and security industry. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time at home with his two dogs.
Matt joined the Campus Safety Team over the Summer 2018. His previous experience includes a year and a half working as a Medical Clerk, and 2 years of Customer Service Security at Buffalo’s Harbor Center.
Stewart is a part-time Campus Safety Officer who came on board with Daemen in Fall 2017. Stewart has worked in Corrections for the past 12 years and currently works full time as the Recreation Department Supervisor at Wende Correctional Facility.
Nevin Howard joined the Campus Safety Team during the Spring 2019 Semester. He has a great deal of prior experience in the security field including working for companies such as M&T Bank, Amazon, the Department of Family Services, and Independent Health.
Alan joined the Campus Safety Team during the Spring 2018 semester. He is fluent in Spanish, and has over a decade of experience working in various facets of the security industry. Alan is a part time Judo coach, and certified USA Judo Referee. He also competes in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Erik Wheeler is a Part-Time Campus Safety Officer with Daemen who came on board during the Spring 2017 semester. Erik is a retired U.S. Marine, and Veteran of the Iraq War. He is also a full time Security Supervisor at the Tesla’s Solar Manufacturing Facility in Buffalo.