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Mark DeRee

Director of Threat Intervention Services
UW-Madison Police Department
Mark DeRee

As the Director, Threat Intervention Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mark is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of university case management of assessing threats to the personal safety of students and other university community members, posed by violent actions and statements by any person or group of people and assures a cohesive threat assessment and response process.

Mark has served in higher education public safety since 2008 and has worked at both four year and two year institutions. Mark has served in a variety of roles including Public Safety Sergeant, Public Safety Supervisor, and Associate Director of Public Safety. This included front line leadership, physical security technology management, strategic planning, leadership consultation, incident management, and daily oversight of public safety operations in dynamic campus environments.

In addition, Mark served 8 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve as master-at-arms, serving in an anti-terrorism/force protection capacity. During his service, he completed a year-long deployment to East Africa and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal for his actions as a watch commander overseeing the base security operations for a U.S. navy installation in a hazardous duty/combat zone.

Mark holds a Master of Arts degree in public safety and law enforcement leadership from the University of St. Thomas and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in intelligence and security studies from the Citadel.