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Dennis Marks
Director of College Public Safety

Dennis Marks joined Linfield College in January of 2018. His previous experience includes 6 years in the United States Marine Corps followed by 26 years with McMinnville Police Department. He retired from the police department in 2017 at the rank of Captain.

He has a bachelor’s Degree in Management and Communications from Corban University in Salem and is an adjunct instructor for Criminal Justice with Chemeketa Community College. He is married and has eight children and eleven grand-children. He enjoys outdoor activities, working with his church and community, and family activities.


Curiel-Morelos Curiel-Morelos
Assistant Director

Senior Officer Curiel joined Linfield College in 2011. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Western Oregon University. Prior to serving with Linfield, Officer Curiel worked for Marion County Sheriff's Office. Officer Curiel is fluent in both English and Spanish. In addition to patrolling and answering calls for service, Jose serves on the President's Advisory Committee on Diversity and provides oversight of the training program for Linfield College Public Safety staff.

jcurielm@linfield.edu

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Harvey Taylor
Campus Safety-Senior Officer

Senior Officer Taylor has been with Linfield University since January 2021. He joins our team as a retired Corrections Deputy with 29 years of experience. He spent three years in Court Security and the rest of his career in Jail security. His education has been also with in Yamhill county. He graduated from Yamhill Carlton Union High and Majored in Corrections and Police Studies at Chemeketa Community College. During his personal time, Officer Taylor enjoys fishing, crabbing, and camping with his family. He also spends a lot of time with his friends/family tubing and knee boarding and watching his son play basketball and baseball, not to mention his best friend Zoey, their family pet.

htaylor3@linfield.edu

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Doug Cummins
Campus Safety Officer

Officer Cummins joined Linfield College in 2015 and is the Emergency Management Coordinator in addition to his routine patrol duties. He retired from the McMinnville Police Department after 30 years of service. Officer Cummins has expertise in emergency management and preparedness and is a volunteer with the McMinnville Fire Department.

dcummins@linfield.edu

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Jeannie Long
Administrative Officer

Officer Long has worked with Linfield College since 2016. Prior to working with Linfield College, Officer Long worked for Wells Fargo Bank in the Home Equity Processing Department where she oversaw such areas as Fast Track, Equity Service Team, and EDM. She has a Bachelor's degree in Health Science from Linfield College and has attended the Western Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators. Most of her experience has been in managing people and handling sensitive and confidential issues. Officer Long enjoys summer vacations with her family and watching her boys play sports.

jelong@linfield.edu

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Jerry Mitchell
Campus Safety Officer

Officer Mitchell joined Linfield College in 2012. He has an Associate of Arts degree from Oregon Institute of Technology (Klamath Falls, Oregon campus), where he was also a student security officer. He transferred to Western Oregon University and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in The Social Sciences, with emphasis in Corrections. He also gained 400 practicum hours with The Federal Bureau of Prisons in Sheridan, Oregon. Prior to joining Linfield, Officer Mitchell has worked many years with the Oregon Youth Authority and in security with UPS Tualatin and Tektronix. He is a graduate from the basic academy of the Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

jmitchel@linfield.edu

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Marty Ransier
Campus Safety Officer

Officer Ransier has served with Linfield College since 2005. Prior to working at Linfield he served several years in the U.S. Army. In addition to patrolling and answering calls for service, Officer Ransier provides oversight of the Linfield College access control systems.

mransie@linfield.edu

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Jose Dominguez
Campus Safety-On Call Officer

Officer Dominguez has worked with Linfield since 2020. He comes to Linfield with experience as being a cadet for the Yamhill County Sherriff's Department. He is also attending Western Oregon University in hopes of becoming a Police Officer. Officer Dominguez enjoys fishing in his spare time.


Raymond Parmantier
Campus Safety-On Call Officer

Officer Parmantier has worked with Linfield since 2020. His contribution to Linfield includes his experience as an intern with University of Mary (ND), Marine Patrol with Yamhill County, and is a Cadet Sergeant with Yamhill county. While is not volunteering and working with Linfield, he also works for Wilco as a sales person. Officer Parmantier is also attending Western Oregon University and soon the graduate. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening the outdoors and is an ambassador in 4-H.


PJ Morrissey
Campus Safety Officer

Officer Morrissey has worked with Linfield University since 2020. Officer Morrissey comes to Linfield with five years experience as a Cadet for Yamhill County Sherriff's Office and Search and Rescue. He also spends his summers with the Yamhill County Marine Patrol. He is now a Reserve for Yamhill County. In his spare time Officer Morrissey enjoys playing volleyball and attending church activities.


Colten Ruyle
Campus Safety-On Call Officer

Officer Ruyle comes to Linfield with experience as Cadet for the Yamhill County Sherriff's office and Park Ranger for the city of McMinnville. In addition to that he is an on for DPI security working in the Court House. Officer Ruyle also attends Chemeketa Community College studying Criminal Justice. In his spare time, Officer Ruyle enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping with his friends and family.

cruyle@linfield.edu

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