ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University's interim assistant police chief has been hired as Fort Valley State University's chief of police.
Anita Allen has served in many different roles at ASU which include police captain, sexual assault investigator, internal affairs investigator, training director, dispatcher supervisor and public information officer.
"Incoming Chief Allen will help Fort Valley State University become a national model in student-centered policing," said Dr. Paul Jones, president of Fort Valley State University. "She will move us forward in our progression as a campus where every student, faculty member, staff member, or visitor feels safe at all times and where students feel that they have allies in the Police Department who are here to support their growth as scholars, professionals, and citizens."
"I hope to lead, develop, build, and create positive change at Fort Valley State University," said Allen. "My mission is to help students find purpose and be their greatest selves."
Allen will begin her position on June 1.