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Adrian Hicks
Adrian Hicks

Internal News - 30 June 2005

Adrian Hicks retires

The Head of Security Services, Adrian Hicks, will be taking retirement from 1 July.

Adrian joined the University as Head of Security in 1993, following a long career in the police force, culminating in the rank of Superintendent.

He served on a number of University committees as well as external community liaison groups where he was keen to promote good relations between the University and its neighbours.

His less well known, and entirely self-imposed, mission was to eradicate the use of the “evil” blu-tack on the external walls of University buildings.

Adrian will maintain contact with colleagues and universities as he will continue to serve as Treasurer to the Association of University Chief Security Officers. He is also looking forward to devoting more of his time to a senior position in his local Lions group.

"It was Adrian's specific request that he did not wish his retirement to be marked with any presentation or farewell," said Jane Loveys, Head of Accommodation & Hospitality Services.

"But I am sure colleagues throughout the University will join me in wishing Adrian well in his retirement."

Until a successor has been appointed Richard Law, Security Manager, will assume responsibility for all security matters.