Officer Ruben Lisojo joins the Butler Community College Public Safety Department after serving with the U.S. Air Force. Lisojo, who was born in Puerto Rico, has decided to make the Greater Wichita Area his home after leaving the military.

After being raised in New Jersey and enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, Lisojo spent time on base in North Carolina, Japan and Wichita. A self-proclaimed computer nerd, Lisojo is working on his bachelor’s degree through an online program at the University of Advancing Technology in Arizona.

“Butler is nothing but welcoming,” Lisojo said. “They truly do care about their students. It’s not a façade.”

Lisojo, who is well-versed in Japanese and bilingual in English and Spanish, said he enjoys the full person concept that Butler offers its employees and students.

The Department of Public Safety at Butler Community College is comprised of 11 certified police officers and trained public safety personnel who are available 24 hours a day. Under Kansas law, police and public safety officers have jurisdiction over any properties or events that the college owns or operates, as well as the contiguous roadways to the college’s campuses and during any investigative action. The officers are trained and equipped to respond to and manage police, fire and emergency medical events, ranging from minor vehicle accidents to critical weather and crime incidents.