At the time of the interview in 2007, Mr. Arthur Grover was the Director of Security and Safety at La Salle University. He was appointed to this position in November of 2004. Since the interview his role and the work of his department has evolved. In 2013 he was Assistant Vice President of Security and Safety. Mr. Grover is a graduate of La Salle University, class of 1977, majoring in Criminal Justice. Following his graduation from La Salle, he joined the Philadelphia Police Department where he served for over 20 years. Mr. Grover held a number of positions as he rose through the ranks of the department. After graduating from the Philadelphia Police Academy, he was appointed as a patrol officer in a district. Over time, he was encouraged to take promotional tests and he passed these tests. He was promoted to the following ranks: detective, sergeant, lieutenant and finally captain. His final assignment in the police department was as captain of the Police Academy. In this position, he was directly responsible for the training of hundreds of future police officers. Mr. Grover was born and raised in Philadelphia. He is married and has two children.
Grover, Arthur and Curley, Joseph M., "Interview of Arthur Grover" (2007). All Oral Histories. Paper 38.
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