Douglas Stewart named Alcorn’s Chief of Police

Alcorn State University Campus Police has a new leader at its helm.

Douglas Stewart, Jr. is Alcorn State University’s new Chief of Police. Prior to starting a career at Alcorn, Stewart spent 32 years with The Department of Public Safety/Mississippi Highway Patrol. During his tenure with the Department, he served in a number of positions such as trooper, investigator, assistant director of human resources, director of human resources and region commander of traffic enforcement. He retired from the Department in 2005 as a Colonel. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Alcorn in 1975 and later graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in 1978. He is also a graduate of The FBI National Academy of Quantico, Va.

Stewart is looking forward to being in charge of the well being of those on campus.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” said Stewart. “I’ve always enjoyed the relationship I’ve had with the students and staff here. I’m excited to lead the safety on Alcorn’s campus.”

To ensure safety on campus, Stewart envisions getting the students involved in making Alcorn a well-secured place of study.

“There’s no way to make a product better unless you involve the people who use the product. Our students and staff will help shape how we execute our safety plans.”