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Pettineo named ETHS safety director

Evanston Township High School District 202 has named former Evanston Deputy Police Chief Sam Pettineo as its new director of safety.

The position was formerly held by Terrence Doby, now assistant director of safety. Doby’s position will focus on research and development of technology-driven security solutions to better safeguard the school and the massive ETHS campus.

Pettineo brings to ETHS 32 years of experience with the Evanston Police Department in roles, including ETHS school resource officer, community policing specialist and deputy chief, the position he held until his retirement in March 2008.

Most recently, Pettineo has been a lead trainer/consultant for the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an adjunct instructor at the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University.

He has earned multiple certifications in the criminal justice field, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal/Social Justice from Lewis University and an master’s in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University.

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