Position: Patrol Lieutenant, University Police
My job: I supervise the third shift patrol. Aside from conducting patrol activities, I am responsible for reviewing incident reports and providing support and guidance to the officers I work with. My duties also entail instructing, scheduling and coordinating the self-defense programs our department offers to the University community.
How I got my start at MU: I came to MU in 1993 to earn a degree in Animal Sciences, with the intention of becoming a Veterinarian. I started working for MUPD as a student employee in 1994 and found that I enjoyed law enforcement. After completing my Animal Sciences degree in 1998, I was hired as an officer with the department. I decided to combine my love of animals and the outdoors with law enforcement by earning another degree in Fisheries and Wildlife and then moving on to be a conservation agent. By the time I finished my degree in Fisheries and Wildlife in 2004, I was hooked on my job with MU. So it is here I happily remain.
Why I love working at MU: My co-workers are my extended family and they make coming to work fun! I enjoy the diversity of the people I encounter every day. Most of all, I enjoy being an active part of our community and the work I do with our self-defense programs. I have experienced few things as rewarding as being an integral part in helping people find self-confidence and empowerment. In this profession, I get that opportunity all the time.