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About Us

D. Stafford & Associates (DSA) is a professional consulting firm specializing in campus safety and security, compliance, sexual misconduct response and investigation, and law enforcement issues on college and university campuses in both the United States and Canada.


In addition to pioneering Campus Procedural Justice services, DSA conducts independent audits of Clery Act and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act compliance, Sexual Misconduct/Title IX policy development and reviews, and independent, trauma informed investigations of sexual harassment, misconduct and interpersonal violence.


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Campus Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Procedural Justice Team Members

Andre Barnes


Andre’ L. Barnes served as Chief of Police at the San Francisco City Community College District Police Department for 8 years (July 2009 through July 2017) after having served five and half years as Chief of Police with the San Jose State University Police Department…

Hampton N. Cantrell


Chief Hampton N. Cantrell is a public safety professional, attorney and community volunteer with over 35 years of law enforcement and public safety experience. For over 10 years (2008-2019), he was the Associate Vice President and Chief of Public…

Valerie Dalton


Chief Valerie Dalton is the Chief of Police and Associate Vice President of Campus Safety at Morehouse College. She is the first female chief for the historically black all male college. Chief Dalton has 33 years of safety and security knowledge and retired from the…

Cheryl Elliott


Chief Elliott has 35 years of Campus Law Enforcement experience including Emory University and Georgia State University, both in Atlanta, Georgia. Chief Elliott is currently the Associate Vice President and Chief of Police for Emory University and holds the…

William (Bill) Lafferty


Bill Lafferty has 35 plus years of experience in Law Enforcement and Public Safety and over 25 years of experience within Higher Education.  He began his career with the U.S. Air Force as a Security Police Specialist.  During his military service, he worked his… 

Adrienne Meador Murray


Adrienne Meador Murray began her career in municipal law enforcement as a civilian employee with the City of Richmond Police Department (Virginia). She graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Training Academy and began…

Connie B. Sampson


Chief Sampson is an accomplished law enforcement professional with vast experience in policing and public safety. She has worked in both municipal policing as well as campus policing. She was formerly employed by Georgia State University…

Lisa Sprague


Lisa Sprague has over 30 years of campus, city, county and state experience in the successful management of Public Safety and Law Enforcement agencies, including serving in Accredited agencies such as the Deputy Chief of Police at The Florida State…

Kevin H. Williams


Chief Williams shares the following philosophy with every member of his team: respect is a vital part of how we provide service within our community.  His goals include maintaining a safe campus environment, the reduction of underage alcohol…

Frank Zebedis


Mr. Frank Zebedis began his law enforcement career in 1985 after receiving his degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Akron, Ohio.  He started as a patrolman with the Barberton Police Department in Barberton…

Procedural Justice Team Members

from Other Functional Areas

Catherine Cocks

Consultant, Student Affairs, Title IX, and Equity Compliance Services

Ms. Cocks has been a higher education professional for over thirty years. Her work with D. Stafford & Associates focuses on Title IX investigations and training; assessment of student affairs policies, practices and services; and behavioral

Beth Devonshire

Consultant Equity Compliance and Title IX/Civil Rights Training

Beth Devonshire, J.D. is an experienced student affairs professional with expertise in student conduct, Title IX, threat assessment teams, policy development, trainings for various constituencies, and the impact legislative and legal decisions have on

Ann Todd

Consultant, Equity Compliance and Civil Rights Investigations

Ann Todd, Esq is a seasoned civil rights investigator in higher education for D. Stafford & Associates (DSA).  Ms. Todd is a graduate of Davidson College with a degree in psychology and holds a JD from the University of Nebraska.  Prior to joining DSA, she practiced law in …