Homeland Security

Homeland Security

In November 2002, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 was signed. The mission of the Homeland Security Act is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the United States’ vulnerabilities to terrorism, and minimize the damage from terrorist acts that occur within the United States. As we recognize 12 years since the Homeland Security Act was signed to keep Americans safe, we are highlighting faculty members who have gone above and beyond their call of duty when they were active in the field.

Chris Gavette

Sergeant Chris Gavette Helps Saves Students' Lives From a Student Planning to Attack Others

He is a mentor in every sense of the word, whether he is in his Purdue Global virtual “classroom” or on the UCF campus. He makes it a priority to always lead by example and provide guidance to those around him.  Read More

Tina Mainwaring

Faculty Profile: Tina Mainwaring Shares Her Experiences in Homeland Security and as a Professor

As a daughter of a fireman and a nurse, Professor Mainwaring says that working in law enforcement was just a natural fit. At the same time, Professor Mainwaring said she always loved the idea of being a teacher.  Read More

Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niemann’s 25 Years of Experience in the Field of Law Enforcement

Learn about homeland security professor Richard Niemann and his work at Purdue Global helping students prepare for a career in homeland security and law enforcement.  Read More