FCC Hires Longtime Law Enforcement Leader as Director of Public Safety and Security


Longtime law enforcement officer Christopher Sasse has been named the Frederick Community College Director of Public Safety and Security.

Sasse comes to FCC with more than 30 years of experience in local, state, and federal law enforcement.  He most recently served as Watch Commander for the Department of Navy at the National Maritime Intelligence Center in Washington, D.C. As Watch Commander, Sasse was responsible for managing and leading the law enforcement mission, investigations, and force protection services at the National Maritime Intelligence Center.

Prior to that position, Sasse worked as a Maryland State trooper and retired after 24 years of service.  His most recent assignments were as the Assistant Barrack Commander at the Waterloo, JFK Memorial Highway, and Frederick barracks. In these roles, he was in charge of investigations, enforcement strategies, personnel, and managing the day to day functions of these operations.   

In his new position as Director of Public Safety and Security, Sasse will be responsible for the Campus Safety and Security Department. He will lead the implementation of the College crisis management plan, co-chair the Crisis Management Team, conduct regular training and practice drills for the campus community, and ensure federal, state, and local compliance within the areas of public safety, security, and emergency management in all College operations.Sasse received a Master of Science in Management and Community Development from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Leadership from Johns Hopkins University.  Sasse is also a graduate of the Frederick City Police Academy and Maryland State Police Academy.