Meet Our Public Safety Staff

Chrisopher LoPrestChristopher LoPresti - Director of Public Safety
Phone: (845) 568-2602
Mr. LoPresti retired from the New York City Police Department in 2011, serving as a Lieutenant. He has been the with MSLC since 2014 and oversees security, valet, parking and courier services.

Robert ChildressRobert Childress - Security Manager
Phone: (845) 568-2348
Mr. Childress retired from the City of Newburgh Police Department after serving 27 years, 18 of those years as a Detective. He has been with MSLC for over 10 years. Robert conducts internal investigations and review Security incidents looking for trends in incidents occurring at both campuses and offsite locations.

Andrew RodrigueAndrew Rodriguez - Security Manager
Phone: (845) 568-2217
Mr. Rodriguez manages the day to day patrol duties of our security staff. He focuses on providing phenomenal customer service and ensures staff is trained in the latest policies.

Platoon Commanders:

SLCH Security Command Center: (845) 568-2888

Emmanuel Atuana12:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. - Emmanuel Atuana - Mr. Atuana oversees security operations on the 12 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. shift. He has been with MSLC for over 5 years.

Fran Drake8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Fran Drake- Ms. Drake oversees security operations on the 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. shift and has been with MSLC over 25 years.

Carlos Combest4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - Carlos Combest - Mr. Combest oversees security operations on the 4:00 p.m. to 12 a.m. shift and has been with MSLC over 20 years.


The Security Department manages the courier program at MSLC. Every year, the courier department, consisting of three security professionals, transport the following:

  • 12,000 Pieces of Mail
  • 3,000 Specimen Buckets
  • Travel over 60,000 Miles
  • 1,500 Bank Deposits

Badge Office:

Julian Rodriguez.Julian Rodriguez
Contact Number: (845) 568-2217

Security Professional, Julian Rodriguez is assigned to the Badge Office to assist with Employee Badges.

The office is open 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Fridays with the exception of holidays.

Badge inquiries should be directed to 1securitybadge or, if from outside SLCH, email

Badges should be worn above the waist and below the shoulder.