Paine College Appoints New Interim Chief of Police and Campus Safety Director

Posted by painewebmaster | 08/21/2015 07:35 AM

Dr. Samuel Sullivan, Interim President at Paine College, announced the appointment of Lieutenant Leroy Morgan, Jr. as Interim Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety during the Opening Conference for faculty and staff held on August 3, 2015 in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.  Chief Morgan succeeds Joseph Nelson who departed Paine College to become the Chief of Police at South Carolina State University. 

Chief Morgan will oversee twelve officers and the College’s Department of Transportation.

During an open forum hosted by the Student Government Association held August 19th in the Chapel, Chief Morgan encouraged students to contact him concerning any matter.  He said, “We will maintain an open door policy and will continue to have twenty-four hour protection, seven days per week.”  He further commented, “If you see something, say something.”

Chief Morgan, educated in the public schools of Jefferson County, Georgia, is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Administration at Strayer University.  He has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement having assisted with active investigations initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Jefferson, Emanuel, and Burke Counties.  He has experience in field training, investigations, and code enforcement. During his career, he has held the rank of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Police Chief.  In 2013, he served as Chief of Police for the City of Keysville, Georgia.

He has trained and served as a presenter in the areas of Field Training, Gang Violence, Narcotics, Home Invasions, and Counterfeit Money.

He holds certifications in several areas such as Chief of Police, Criminal Investigation, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse Investigation,  Child Abuse Investigation, Public Safety, National Incident Management Systems, Gang Intelligence, Undercover Operations, Radar Usage, Intoximeter, Bike Patrol, Tactical Baton, Oleoresin Capsicum Familiarization, Taser Usage, Level One Agrosecurity Awareness, Courtroom Demeanor, and Fingerprinting.

Chief Morgan has professional affiliations with the Optimist International Club (1997-present); Georgia Chiefs Association (2004-present); and The FreemasonsMason, Sons of Louisville (2004-present).

“It is important that we continue to build relationships with the community as we strive to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe,” said Chief Morgan.

The Paine College Police Department, with total arrest authority in the State of Georgia, has articulation agreements with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department.

For more information about the Paine College Police Department, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.396.7591 or visitwww.paine.edu.