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University Police & Public Safety

Department Staff

Employees of the University Police and Public Safety are committed to protecting, serving, and educating the individuals of the community. 

To email an employee of the department, click on their name in the organization chart below.

Chief Jason Berthon-Koch:

Assistant Chief Eric Twaites

Lieutenant Marc McPherson

  • Department Administration
  • Patrol
  • Investigation
  • Case Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Planning
  • Grant Management


Program Specialist:  T. Swanson


Program Coordinator:  L. Wright


  • Police Administration Support Services
  • Parking Administrative Services
  • Records Management
  • Clery Compliance
  • Officer Support
  • Student Employee Supervision
  • Dispatch
  • NIBRS compliance


Parking Enforcement Lead:

Kerry Neubauer

Parking Enforcement:

Kristopher Gibson

Parking Coordinator:

Lauren Butler






  • Parking Enforcement
  • Guest Parking Services
  • Community Services
  • Event Parking Coordination
  • Welcome Center
  • Parking permits
  • Service Drive permits
  • Contractor permits
  • Unlock & Jumpstart services

Asst. Chief Twaites

  • Special Operations
  • Special Response Team (SRT)
  • Hostage Negotiation Training (HNT)
  • Tactical Training
  • Firearms Training
  • Specialized Security & Protective Detail
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • First Responder Training
  • Community Education
  • Employee Training Programs
  • Traffic Safety Programs
  • Courtesy Assistance Team (CAT)

Sergeant Bayne:




Officer Ross:

Officer Ames:

Officer Melton:

Officer Hadaller:

Officer Williams:

Officer Shumate:

Officer Serrano:

Officer Whetstine:




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