Michael Rossano, a detective in the major crimes division of the Philadelphia Police Department, has been named Franklin & Marshall's new director of public safety. Rossano joins the College Oct. 12.
Rossano spent the past 16 years with the Philadelphia police, having recently served as a special deputy U.S. marshal with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Chestnut Hill College teaching criminal justice.
He earned an M.S. in public safety at St. Joseph's University and a B.S. in criminal justice at Chestnut Hill.
"I look forward to Mike's bringing his wealth of experience in community policing, crime prevention, investigations, law enforcement training and crisis management to Franklin & Marshall," says Keith Orris, vice president for administrative services and government, business and community relations. "He will focus on building deeper relationships between the Department of Public Safety and students, faculty and professional staff as the department continues with its strategic plan to become accredited and increasingly professionalized."
Rossano already has a relationship with the Lancaster City Police Department. Chief Keith Sadler of LCPD was one of Rossano's original captains after graduating from the Police Academy. Rossano and his wife, Barbara, have two children, Michael and Jack.