Phillipp Brown Announced as Niles West’s Director of Security

Front page of Niles West Security website.

Front page of Niles West Security website.

By Gloria Kosir, Editor in Chief

The position of Director of Security at West was officially filled after remaining vacant for over a year. Phillipp Brown, who was described in the district’s Dec. 9 announcement as an “experienced law enforcement professional with a demonstrated history of working in the government and educational environment,” will begin at West on Dec. 16.

At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, former Director of Security Mike Pechter retired from his post. There was no urgent need for a Director of Security during the 2020-2021 school year, as students remained virtual for the majority of the year. However, West opened the 2021-2022 school year at full capacity without a director.

In the interim, Dean Tim Dykes and Security Supervisor Marisol Vazquez shared the duties of the position.