Meet the Vice President

Jennifer Griffin

Dr. Jennifer Griffin, Vice President for Public Safety

Meet Dr. Jennifer Griffin

Jennifer Griffin, a longtime Delaware State Police Trooper, graduate of the FBI National Academy session 268 and adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, has been named vice president for public safety, Temple University Senior Vice President & COO Ken Kaiser announced July 27, 2023

Griffin comes to Temple after serving as Troop 6 commander at the rank of captain within the Delaware State Police, a role she has held since 2019. In addition, since 2013, she has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, where she teaches Introduction to the Criminal Justice Systems, Problems of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Ethics and a seminar on policing. 

Throughout her career, Griffin has worked in law enforcement and the academy to bridge the space between community policing and the university environment. She also understands the current challenges facing today’s law enforcement officers and has worked tirelessly to advocate on their behalf.

Most recently, she helped launch the Delaware State Police Wellness App. The app, which provides mental health support with a focus on officer wellness, gave Delaware State Police Troopers, civilians and their families, and retirees confidential access to counseling services, safety and crime prevention tips, as well as a self-assessment tool that allows users to rate how they feel mentally.

Griffin earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from Millersville University and a master of science in administration of justice with specializations in leadership and management from Wilmington University. A committed lifelong learner, she also holds a doctorate in sociology with specializations in deviance and gender from the University of Delaware.