TPS names Chief Safety Officer

TPS names Chief Safety Officer
Posted on 05/02/2023
Nancy Thompson

A Woodward High School alum with 34 years of law enforcement and security experience will lead TPS in safety and security going forward. 


 The TPS Board of Education approved Nancy Thompson as the next Chief of Public Safety. Thompson has over three decades of experience in law enforcement and worked for TPS in the past.

Mrs. Thompson worked at TPS as a clerical in 1985 before graduating from Woodward in 1986. She became a Campus Protection Officer in 1989, a role she had until 1999. Mrs. Thompson then worked in law enforcement with the Waterville Township Police Department and McClure Police Department. 

In 2006, Mrs. Thompson returned to Toledo Public Schools, where she served as a school resource officer. 

Nancy Thompson is replacing Diana Ruiz-Krause, who is retiring from her position as Chief of Public Safety for TPS, a role in which she has served since 2018. Ruiz-Krause is expected to retire on June 30.