Crump, a 1988 graduate of Grambling State’s criminal justice program, was named Tuesday

Alan Crump, GSU Alum and new Shreveport police cheifCongratulations are in order for Grambling State University graduate Alan Crump, the new Shreveport police chief. Crump graduated with an associate of science in criminal justice from Grambling State University in July 1988.

“The entire Grambling State University community congratulates Shreveport Police Chief Crump for this accomplishment,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “Clearly the competition was stiff, and he won the job with strong test scores and great interviews. We know he will do well, and we’ll be supportive in any way we can.”

Crump, who was named police chief by Shreveport Mayor Ollie S. Tyler on Tuesday (Jan. 17), was appointed to serve as the city’s interim police chief following Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw’s departure in July 2016. Tyler screened a pool of applicants, reviewed test scores and assessed each candidate before identifying seven finalists for the position. Each of the finalists received a thorough interview before Tyler made her final decision, choosing Crump.

Crump, who has been with the Shreveport Police Department for more than 24 years, holds multiple degrees. Crump attended Inter-Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a doctorate of theology, a master’s in theology and a bachelor’s in theology. He also received a bachelor of criminal justice from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in December of 1997. He served in the Navy and the U.S. Army Reserves.

During his tenure with the police department, Crump has supervised the department’s neighborhood assistance team, the police pastors program, the DARE program, school resource officers, the citizens police academy, auxiliary officers and reserve officers.

When his selection was announced, Crump said his goals are to enhance the development of enduring community relationships and to continue fostering those relationships as he moves into office. It’s the experience of building those connections that Crump said he plans to carry with him as he moves forward as Shreveport’s police chief.


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