Police Officers


UPD Patrol

Lisa Carter
Patrol Captain

The University Police Department is staffed primarily by certified, sworn police officers. Each officer undergoes training at a MS Certified Law Enforcement Training Academy. Once that is completed, each officer goes through advanced training to meet the standards of CALEA. This includes advanced weapon training, report writing, investigative techniques, etc.

In order to be employed as a police officer one must be able to pass a background check and an oral interview.

In a addition, one of the following is required:

  • A current Mississippi law enforcement officers professional certificate

  • Prior law enforcement certification, with the ability to complete refresher training

  • Ability to complete requirements to enter and complete a basic law enforcement academy

The University Police Department hires persons with and without law enforcement experience as police officers. Those hired without law enforcement experience will be sent to a police academy at Camp Shelby or Pearl, Mississippi.



Lt. DeJeremy Thomas

Off. Marlon Brewer

Off. Archie Wallace




Lt. Jared Pierce

Off. Adam Kelly

Off. Brandon Murray



Lt. Richard Smith

Off. Annie Bourgoyne

Off. Lance Adams



Lt. Shannon Yates

Off. Ben Dedwylder

Off. Marlen Vasquez-Silva


Gulf Coast


Lt. Patrick Williams


Off. Delinda Revells


Off. Destin Guillot




Off. Shawn Rogers

Off. Jeremy Morgan

Off. Corey Havelin