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DSU Police Chief Johns elected to IACLEA board

By March 20, 2024Press Releases
(L to R) IACLEA President Paul Dean, DSU Police Chief Jeff Johns, and IACLEA Executive Director Paul Cell.

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Delta State University Police Chief Jeffrey D. Johns has been named to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). IACLEA is the largest professional association devoted to excellence in campus public safety and law enforcement. Its members are police chiefs, public safety directors, law enforcement officers, and security personnel at higher education institutions around the world.

Johns said, “I am humbled to be elected by my campus safety peers to represent them. This international organization brings together public and private higher education professionals for the betterment of our profession.”

Johns has served as Director of the Delta State University Department of Campus Safety and University Police since 2016. Before his appointment at DSU, he spent ten years with the Holmes Community College District Police Department as Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police. Johns has previously served as Deputy Sheriff in two Mississippi Sheriff’s Departments and has three decades of public service.

IACLEA was created by 11 college and university security directors in 1958 at Arizona State University to discuss job challenges and mutual problems and to create a clearinghouse for information on issues that campus public safety directors across the country share. Today, IACLEA has 9,000+ memberships, currently filled by 4,000 leaders in campus public safety representing by 1,000+ higher education institutions in 14 countries.

DSU’s Department of Campus Safety and University Police is part of the university’s Division of Student Affairs. The police department can be reached via phone at 662-846-4155.