Derrick Boyd has been selected as the Deputy Chief of the Norfolk State University Police Department. Boyd has been in law enforcement for more than 16 years. His background includes active-duty military service as well as security management experience at the federal and local law enforcement levels. Boyd has a proven track record of developing strategies and implementing policies for high-risk security management operations, building high-performance teams, and cost-effective delivery of security, public safety, and crisis management services.
He has a total of 12 years of service with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). His work assignments have included criminal investigations in the New York Field Office, The DSS Command Center in Washington, D.C. and high-threat protective security missions abroad including Baghdad, Iraq, Nassau, Bahamas; and numerous others. Additionally, he has worked as a Program Analyst for the Human Performance Center for the Department of Navy Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. During this assignment he obtained a Lean Six Sigma Certification.
Boyd has also worked as a Probation/Parole Officer and a Surveillance Officer for the Virginia Department of Corrections, as a Drug Elimination Grant Coordinator for Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority and as a police officer with the Hampton Police Department. Originally from Hampton, Virginia, he enlisted in the United States Army after graduating from Hampton High School and served during combat operations in Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield.
Boyd has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University and an MBA from Averett University. He is married to Melissa Boyd, an educator, and has three daughters and a son.