Public Safety Boosted By the Addition of Two New Captains

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY | LMU Public Safety welcomed two new captains to the department last week with the hiring of Sal Arevalo and Terence McAllister ’85. Each captain will oversee a separate element of campus safety, capitalizing on their individual strengths to best serve the LMU community.

“The safety of LMU is paramount, and we are pleased to be able to support two captains within DPS,” said Danny Martinez ’82, chief of the Department of Public Safety. “Both Sal and Terry have exceptional experience in campus safety, with a deep understanding of both the challenges and advantages unique to universities. We are excited to welcome them to their new positions, and employ their knowledge and skill sets for the betterment of the community.”

Captain Sal Arevalo

Arevalo will lead patrol operations and supervise the shift supervisors and watch commanders, bringing to the position more than 17 years of experience in policing for higher education. He most recently served as captain of OTIS Campus Safety, and previously worked as a patrol officer at USC, where he also graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Captain Terry McAllister

Terence “Terry” McAllister is well acquainted with the LMU community, having spent the past two years as a DPS shift supervisor and watch commander after retiring from the Whittier Police Department, where he served for 26 years. As captain, McAllister will supervise the department’s communications officers and be responsible for collaborating with campus partners. McAllister graduated from LMU in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.