Lyle Radford, Hemet Unified’s current Security Supervisor, was promoted to Director of District Security at the board meeting on February 11, 2020. Christopher Wynn, current Director of District Security, is retiring.
“I am very pleased to have Lyle assuming my role at Hemet Unified. He has been with me from the inception of the Security Department and I cannot think of a better person to take over as Director,” said Mr. Wynn.
Mr. Radford has been with Hemet Unified for nearly five years and in the Security Department for two years. Prior to his work in education, he served as a U.S. Marine and was deployed multiple times in the Middle East. His most prestigious assignment was at the United States Embassy in Baghdad where he served in an elite unit as part of Marine Security Forces. He is excited and humbled to be at the helm of the department and to continue the work Mr. Wynn has started.
Radford said he plans to continue his regular visits to school sites and talk with students and staff about security needs and vulnerabilities. “Students and staff know their school sites and are aware of the ways in which we can improve security measures,” he said.
Radford will also continue the rollout of metal detectors at secondary sites. Metal detectors are a new security feature in Hemet Unified. The team piloted the use of metal detectors at Hemet High School this school year. The use of metal detectors is random and is not utilized for students on campus every day. Radford also plans to work with Maintenance and Operations with installing wireless locks at school sites and integrating it with Telecenter U. This integration allows staff to automatically lockdown all doors on campus, notify the police, and alert the campus of an intruder by simply pressing a button or dialing a code on the phone system.
Mr. Radford will start his new position on February 12, 2020. Congratulations Mr. Lyle Radford. We look forward to your continued service to our district.