University Police Staff
Chief Michael Beckner, Director of University Police
Chief Beckner started his law enforcement career in 1995 serving the City of Corinth
and the Alcorn
County Sheriff’s Office in such roles as Patrol, Traffic Unit Supervisor, Narcotics, and Chief Investigator.
In 2006, Michael took a position with the University of Alaska Anchorage working his way through the
ranks to the position of Chief.
Chief Beckner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Juris Masters from
Liberty University School of Law. Chief Beckner is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of
Police Staff and Command, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Executive
Development Institute, and the FBI LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute. Michael is a veteran of the US
Army and National Guard.
Chief Beckner is honored to lead a team of dedicated sworn and unsworn staff that share the value of
providing a safe and inclusive environment for of Students, Staff, Faculty, and the whole Southeastern
Community. We are proud to Protect Louisiana’s Future.
To contact Chief Beckner:
Carmen Bray, Police Captain
Tiffany Chavers-Edwards, Assistant Director for Business Operations and Clery Compliance
Richelle Hoover, Administrative Coordinator 4