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Grambling State Hires New Chief of Police, Carlos Kelly

Veteran Officer and Safety Researcher to Lead University Police Department

Grambling State University's New Chief of Police, Carlos KellyGRAMBLING, LA — June 12, 2018 – Today, Grambling State University officials announced that Carlos Kelly has been appointed the institution’s new Chief of the University Police Department, taking over for Interim Chief Lieutenant Ruby Jones who will continue with the department.

“It’s an honor to serve a community with such a rich legacy,” said Chief Kelly. “I know first-hand the positive impact effective policing can have on a community and am excited to be a part of the growth at Grambling State.”

A veteran law enforcement professional, Kelly leverage his 21 years of law enforcement experience to help lead and grow ongoing campus safety and community efforts for Grambling State’s more than 5,100 students and community.

Chief Kelly joins the campus of Grambling State after most recently serving as Lieutenant Commander for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). In addition to his work with MassArt, Kelly has helped lead policing efforts at Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department, America’s third-largest housing authority and fifth largest city, and Bucks County Community College.

Kelly’s experience includes serving as an investigator, district commander, emergency manager, and a community relations specialist for localities and campuses in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and now Louisiana.

“We are grateful for the leadership and service of Lieutenant Jones and looking forward to the contributions of Chief Kelly to our growing campus and community,” said GSU President Rick Gallot.

For more information about Grambling State University Police Department and more information about Chief Kelly, please contact mediarelations@gram.edu or call 318-274-2866.

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About Grambling State University

Grambling State University, located in Grambling Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 43 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information visit gram.edu.