Villanova Police Officer Bios

University Police
David Tedjeske

David Tedjeske is the Director of Public Safety at Villanova University, having held that position since 2007. Dave has been working in campus law enforcement for the past 28 years. He formerly served as the Director of Public Safety at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and prior to that was the Police Chief at Penn State Altoona. Dave began his career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Department as a patrolman, before being promoted to investigator, and sergeant in charge of criminal investigations. Dave has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dave is married with two children and resides in Wayne, PA.

George Christake

George Christake has worked at Villanova University since 2013, when he was hired as a patrol sergeant. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2014. Prior to coming to Villanova, George spent 20 years as a police officer in Haverford Township where he retired as a detective sergeant. George has an Associate’s Degree from Delaware County Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University. George is also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). George resides in Haverford with his wife and two children.

Michael Cole

Michael Cole has worked at Villanova University since 2015. He was hired as a Patrol Officer 2, and currently holds that rank. He is also employed as a part-time police officer for Rockledge Borough, and has held that position since 2010. Mike attended Pennridge High School in Perkasie, PA and is enrolled as a part-time student as Ashworth College, an online university in Norcross, GA. Michael is engaged to be married and resides in Warminster, PA.

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Off-Campus: 610-519-4444

610-519-6979 (option #1)

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