NSU Police Hold Swearing-In Ceremony

Deputy Chief Boyd and Family

The Norfolk State University Police Department recently hosted a swearing-in ceremony for eight new officers who joined the ranks of NSU’s finest. NSU Vice President for Finance and Administration  Gerald Hunter provided words of encouragement for the new officers and conducted the pinning ceremony. The eight new officers sworn-in included Deputy Chief Derrick Boyd; Sgt. Sean Pope; officers Tanesha DykesBryan Fife, Warren Stevens, Michael Squires, Robert Thomas and De’Anglo Williams. Additional program participants included Linda Yvette Lewis, who brought the statement of occasion and Lt. Robbie Parker who introduced the vice president.

Deputy Chief Boyd has been with Norfolk State for almost a year. He is the University’s first deputy chief of police. “It’s an honor to serve the campus community and it feels great to be the first,” said Boyd. During the swearing-in ceremony, Boyd said, “I was thinking how great it is to see the change and the increased number of patrol officers in the NSU Police Department. We have a tremendous responsibility to serve the campus community and the increase in officers translates into improving our capability.” Boyd’s wife, Melissa, and his daughters Nia and Laila participated in his swearing-in.

Police officers wait to be sworn-in

The Deputy Chief has set high goals for his tenure with the NSU Police Department. His goals include:

  • Continuing to provide a safe a secure environment for the students, faculty and staff
  • Continuing the gains made in a progressive police department
  • Changing the narrative in the law community and the local community
  • Reducing our crime statistics by 10%

Congratulations to our newest police officers.







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