Interview with Vonzell Cribbs, Head of Security
Q: How long have you served PDS?
A: I have been an officer at PDS since 2008 and became Head of Security in 2012
Q: What do you enjoy about your position?
A: I love being with the boys, faculty and staff of PDS. However, most importantly, I love the satisfaction of keeping everyone safe.
Q: What did you do prior to PDS?
A: Prior to my time at PDS I was an officer with Imperial Security. My first job was working in the family business as a brick layer.
Q: How do you help ensure PDS is safe?
A: As a team, we are always discussing strategies to keep the campus safe. I am never more than two minutes away from any place on campus. As the Head of Security, I am constantly on call for PDS, and I believe we are one of the safest schools in Memphis. We are always working on getting better through training.
Q: How do you interact with the boys?
A: I love talking with the boys about sports. On occasion, I have stopped a boy from running into traffic. These experiences give me the opportunity to speak with the boys about always being safe.
Q: Tell us a bit about the other officers.
A: The officers at PDS are very qualified professionals. They have been well-trained in all aspects of safety and security from active shooters to earthquakes. We work well as a team and are unified in purpose to keep PDS safe.