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HAMMOND – Harold Todd has been named director of the University Police Department at Southeastern Louisiana University. He returns to Southeastern after having served 10 years as assistant director for the UPD from 1994-2004. He is expected to begin his new duties June 2.
With 34 years of law enforcement experience, Todd has served as a Louisiana State Trooper and narcotics investigator, as well as chief of police at both Northern Kentucky University and most recently at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree and secondary teaching certification from Southeastern and a master's of science in criminal justice from the University of Alabama. In addition to successfully attending the Louisiana State Police Training Academy, he completed training at the FBI National Academy in Washington D.C.
"The employment of Harold Todd as director will allow him to move Southeastern's UPD toward more campus-focused policing," said Southeastern Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin Yates, who is charged with oversight of the police department. "He brings significant credibility and experience to the position."
In his previous work assignments, Todd has conducted internal investigations, held hearings and administered discipline as appropriate. He instituted community policing strategies by creating community partnerships through which he was able to prioritize victim services and customer relations.
He was also a member of adjunct faculty at NKU, instructing Introduction to Criminal Justice and Policing in America courses.