FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2009
Contact: Macaulay Knight Whitaker
Kennedy Meaders named MUW police chief
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s new chief of police, Kennedy Meaders, took office on July 2.
“I am honored to have been chosen as MUW’s new Chief of Police. This position affords me the opportunity to work at a great university and to work with a great staff, faculty and students,” said Meaders.
Prior to joining the MUW staff, Meaders served the Columbus Municipal School District as its chief of police. He is a certified professional in criminal justice and holds a professional instructor’s certification from the Board of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
In his first experience with collegiate police work Meaders has high hopes for the future of the MUW force.
“The new MUW Police Department will be customer-service oriented and our vision and mission aligns with the vision and mission of this university. My long-term goal is to eventually get our department accredited,” he said. “Our top priority is to keep this university safe and to be professional while we perform our duties.”
Meaders received a bachelor’s degree in public administration from The University of Mississippi and master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of North Alabama. He received his formal law enforcement training at the North Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center.
An active community member and native of Amory, Meaders is involved in Youth for Excellence, vice president for the Northern Region of the Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators and is a U.S. Army veteran. He also has been cast in a film by local media company, Genesis Media, in which he will portray a police officer.
For more information about the MUW Police Department, visit http://www.muw.edu/publicsafety/ or call (662) 241-7777.