After conducting a nationwide search, Fayetteville State University (FSU) Chancellor James A. Anderson today named Renarde D. Earl as its new Associate Vice Chancellor for Police and Public Safety/Chief of Police. Earl, with nearly 25 years of experience in law enforcement, comes to FSU from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he served as Chief/Director of Campus Police & Public Safety. Earl will begin his appointment on August 1, 2017.
In announcing Earl’s appointment, Anderson said FSU found a veteran law enforcement official who is committed to serving and protecting both FSU and the surrounding community, and providing leadership for qualified team of campus police officers and department personnel.
“A search committee was charged with identifying the best possible individual to lead the FSU Police Department and move it toward our goal of being one of the best on any college campus,” Anderson said. “We believe we have found that in Renarde Earl. He is seasoned in both law enforcement and security education, and has the skills to lead both sworn police officers and non-sworn security personnel. We are looking to him to make the FSU Police Department one of the most respected agencies of its kind anywhere.”
At Forsyth Technical Community College, Earl was responsible for the safety and security of more than 10,000 full-time students, faculty, and staff. In addition to department personnel, his responsibilities included oversight of department equipment and fleet patrol vehicles, oversight of parking operations, budget and departmental expenditures, the crisis management team, and behavioral intervention team.
Prior to joining Forsyth Tech, Earl was a police sergeant with the Wake Forest University Police Department for five years. From 1993-1996, he was a police officer with the City of Winston-Salem.
At FSU, with a student body, faculty and staff of more than 7,000, Earl’s duties include providing leadership and support to the University’s Police and Public Safety Department which includes the police, property security/traffic enforcement, environmental health and safety, emergency management and telecommunications.
Earl earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice in 1993 from North Carolina Central University. He also graduated from the West Point Leadership Program, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s Executive, Command and Supervisor Leadership Institutes, the Southern Police Institute’s Chief Executive Leadership program and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Crisis Leadership in Higher Education Program.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
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