Shahram Ariane was appointed as the Director of Campus Safety on March 29, 2010. Ariane's professional background in public safety spans more than 25 years and includes specialized training in threat and vulnerability assessment by the United States Department of Defense, disaster preparedness and emergency response by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department, and emergency operation management by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the United States Secret Service.
Shahram most recently served as the Director Security and Guest Services for the Los Angeles Dodgers where he directly supervises a staff of more than 600 security officers, police officers, and guest services personnel. Dodger Stadium, an internationally prominent landmark, sits on a 350-acre campus and is one of the three largest sports and entertainment facilities in the nation, welcoming approximately 4 million annual visitors.
Prior to joining the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ariane served as the Vice President of Security for STAPLES Center and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) facilities. Ariane played a key role in the successful public safety planning and implementation of an unprecedented series of large-scale events since the opening of STAPLES Center in October of 1999. These included such prominent events as the Democratic National Convention in 2000, the Grammy Awards, the 2002 U.S. National Figure Skating Championship, the NHL and NBA All-Star Games, three NBA championship series, and numerous other major events.
Shahram is a Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has a B.A. degree in Political Science. He currently resides with his family in Orange County.
Biography of Shahram Ariane, CPP [PDF]