Mark “Jeff” Earle is the Executive Director/Chief for the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Police Department. With over 30 years’ experience in higher education and most of those years as a sworn officer, he is a seasoned law enforcement professional at both public and private higher educational institutions in multiple states. Jeff has a proven history of progressively responsible leadership at the executive level and proficient with management of all police divisions, investigations, security, access control, traffic, and communications. Jeff is experienced in community outreach and policing. Jeff is well versed in special event planning for students, foreign guests, dignitaries, and the public across campuses. While in Texas, he obtained a master peace officer certification and a state-certified special investigator in sexual assault and family violence. Most recently, he received advanced certification from the Alaska Police Standards Council.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas and is a graduate from the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Leadership Command College at Sam Houston State University. He is working toward a Master of Science in Campus Public Safety Administration from New England College. He is a certified Clery Compliance Officer by the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP) and a certified Title IX investigator by D. Stafford and Associates. Jeff is a member of the Alaska Police Officer Association, Alaska Chief of Police Association, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and National Association of Campus Safety Administrators. Jeff serves on a variety of organizations such as the NACCOP Federal Relations Committee and the Anchorage STREAM Academy Academic Planning Council, as well as many internal UAA committees relating to safety, federal compliance, and institutional and systemic strategic planning groups.