Police Officers



UPD Patrol

Charles Chandler
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. David Meyers


Off. Derek Jones


Off. Destin Guillot





Lt. Jared Pierce


Off. Shannon Yates


Off. Patricia Souterland




Lt. Richard Smith


Off. Annie Bourgoyne


Off. Corey Henderson




Lt. Chris Graves


Off. Tammy Shelbourn


Off. Marlon Brewer


Gulf Coast



Lt. Ben Dedwylder


Off. Delinda Revells


Off. Patrick Williams



Off. Shannon Tappan


Off. Jeremy Morgan


Off. Corey Havelin