Anthony Pickard has been named the new Director of Campus Safety & Security for BYU–Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center. Pickard is an alumnus of BYUH, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He came to BYUH as a basketball recruit and played on the inaugural basketball team for the school. After graduating, Pickard enlisted and advanced in the ranks from a private to an officer in the U.S. Army and the Hawaii Army National Guard.
Pickard later joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 1990. After graduating from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was initially assigned to the Sacramento Division, where he worked matters involving organized crime and white-collar crime. He later transferred to the Honolulu Division and was assigned to the Violent Crime Squad and later the Technically Trained Agent Program. During his 24 years in the FBI, Pickard worked on criminal matters involving cybercrime, government corruption, and participated in programs that addressed evidence collection, and special weapons and tactics. After retiring from the FBI in August 2014, Pickard returned to BYU–Hawaii as the Security and Risk Manager.
Cory Higgins, Vice President of Operations, said, “I am pleased we were able to find such a qualified and capable person to lead our Campus Safety & Security department. I look forward to the future with Anthony in this position of leadership.”
Pickard served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wisconsin Milwaukee mission. He and his wife Laura Lei Johnson are the parents of four children and three grandchildren.