The Difference a Decade Makes
Thanks to Joe Coppola, a stroll on campus
is now a walk in the park
There was a time not long ago when medical
students thought twice about doing their residencies at
Hopkins. The campus simply was not considered safe. But
one man has changed all that.
Joe Coppola, vice president of corporate security, who
joined Hopkins 10 years ago this month, has transformed
a crime-ridden, inner-city medical campus into a secure
oasis that spreads well beyond its borders. His all-encompassing,
high-tech program—now emulated by other urban academic
medical centers—has slashed robberies from 23 in 1993
to the current low of zero. Likewise, campus thefts have
plummeted, from more than 700 a year to less than 200.
Joe Coppola, Corporate Security
VP, built an army against crime from the ground up.