Law enforcement veteran to lead Brandywine's police and public safety

MEDIA, Pa. — Penn State University Police and Public Safety has appointed veteran law enforcement officer Falesha Ghee as sergeant and station commander for Penn State Brandywine.

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Sgt. Falesha Ghee

Credit: University Police and Public Safety

For the past 14 years, Ghee was a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department. She was previously with the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia’s West/Southwest Victim Services program, where she supported and advocated for victims of crime. She was also an investigator and victim support advocate at Drexel University and has worked with students at the School District of Philadelphia and the Community College of Philadelphia.

“Sgt. Ghee brings a wealth of experience and expertise in law enforcement and higher education public safety, as well as community policing,” said Brandywine Chancellor Marilyn J. Wells. “With her thoughtful and compassionate approach, her commitment to open communication, and her values, I’m confident she will provide strong leadership for our police and public safety station and serve the broader campus community.”

Ghee earned an associate degree in criminal justice from the Community College of Philadelphia. Throughout her career, she has earned numerous law enforcement and emergency response certifications and completed trainings with her professional associations.

Ghee will report to Lt. Sanjay Bridges, who was Brandywine’s most recent station commander and is now stationed at Penn State Abington. Bridges oversees police and public safety at Penn State’s Abington, Brandywine, Great Valley, Lehigh Valley and Navy Yard campuses.