Having trouble reading this email? View it in your browser.

Dear Campus Community,

Chief Bradd Brown has tendered his resignation as Chief of Police for the Oklahoma City University Police Department due to personal reasons. Chief Brown will continue in his role through Dec. 31 to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

During his tenure, Chief Brown has provided exceptional leadership to the OCUPD and the University. Immediately upon his appointment in 2014, Chief Brown began developing and implementing policies, standards, and protocol to bring the department in line with campus law enforcement best practices. He implemented software to facilitate better tracking and reporting for Clery Act compliance, revised the University’s Emergency Operations Plan, collaborated with the Oklahoma City Police Department to conduct on-campus joint emergency preparedness exercises, and oversaw the relocation of the OCUPD to the N.W. 23rd street location.

Prior to his appointment at the University, Chief Brown retired from a distinguished 25-year career with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Chief Brown will be missed at OCU, but I know you will join me in wishing him well as he returns to retirement to enjoy time with his family.

I am using this time of transition as an opportunity to realign the reporting structure for the OCUPD. It is important to me that the OCUPD has the appropriate cabinet-level leadership support. Effective immediately, I am appointing Ms. Joey Croslin as the direct supervisor for the OCUPD Chief of Police. Additionally, I have changed Joey’s title to Vice President for Human Resources to reflect the level of administrative leadership she provides to the university and me. I am confident that Ms. Croslin will serve the department well and keep me advised of ways that I may be supportive of department priorities. Ms. Croslin will be leading the search efforts to select the next Chief of Police and work to ensure alignment of department and university priorities.