A.S.U. Police Department Command Staff
Chief of Police John Fields, Jr.
John Fields, Jr. currently serve as the Chief of Police at Albany State University. Chief Fields accepted the Assistant Chief of Police position at the Albany State University Police Department in 2007 and accepted the Chief of Police positon at the A.S.U.P.D. in 2011. Before joining the staff of Albany State, he was employed by the Dougherty County Sheriff's Department for 15 years, most recently as the Jail Operation's Commander. He also served in the Armed Forces as a member of the United States Army during Operation Desert Storm, receiving a certificate of Commendation for valiant service in addition to numerous other service and citizenship awards. Throughout his career, his public service exceeds t time period of 24 years.
Chief Fields has conducted and participated in numerous training and professional development workshops. He is also a member of varied professional organizations including the Sheriff's Associations, the Georgia Association of Chief of Police, and the American Jail Association.
Chief Fields received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Albany State University, and his Master's Degree from the Public Administration Department; where he was honored with the 2008 James E. Carter Public Service Awarad. He completed a second Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in fall 2009. In the area of academics, he is a member of the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society, and Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society in Public Administration.
Chief Fields volunteers with and has been honored by various law enforcement and civic organizations; being named one of Albany's "Forty under Forty" in 2007 by the Albany Herald. He is known for his love of cooking and has also been recognized as the Herald's "Cook of the Week".
Assistant Chief of Police Gregory Elder
Gregory L. Elder Sr. is the proud husband of LaKeshia N. Elder and dedicated father of Gregory Elder Jr. and Jordan Elder who all worship Christ at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, GA. Gregory Elder Sr. was lead by his spirit in late 2012 to apply for a job at his school alma mater ASU, where he received his Bachelor Degree and foundation for manhood through the strong traditions and mentorship based programing. He is a former law enforcement technical college professor and 13 1/2 year police veteran of the Albany Police Department in Albany, GA. He has held positions as Field Training Officer, Drug Interdiction Agent, Uniform Sergeant, S.W.A.T. Team Leader, Criminal Investigator, Firearms Range Master/Instructor, Tactical Unit Commander, and Gang Unit Commander. In 2011 he was recognized as the Albany Police Department’s “Top Gun” after competing in a competition of the best of the best shot off. In over 13 years he has studied and trained in over 3000 hours of general, specific, and tactical law enforcement courses. He has trained over 300 sworn police officers in the area of response to an active-shooter. As a pre-academy instructor he maintained a 99% pass rate for police recruits in the highest profile areas (Firearms qualification, EVOC, and Criminal Law). In 2012 he completed the Master’s level educational requirement for the Criminal Justice program at Troy University, where he received a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. While serving the citizens of Albany, Georgia he has always kept his eyes on personal accountability and change in times. Because of the accomplishments listed, and most importantly the mistakes he has learned from along the way, he is now the Assistant Chief of Police for the Albany State University.
Major of Police CaDedria Hill
Major Hill has a total of fourteen (14) years of law enforcement experience, two of which included employment as a clerk in the Albany Municipal Court system. Over time, she excelled in many capacities by obtaining certifications and experience ranging from Communications Officer, Jailer, Terminal Agency Coordinator, Terminal Operator, Probations, Interned as a School Resource Officer, Coordinated Explorer Program, which enabled adolescents to participate in and gain knowledge of law enforcement operations and careers, and dispatched for local Alarm Companies.
Her most recent accomplishments have been obtaining certifications as a POST Instructor, Crisis Intervention Team Officer, Sexual Assault Response Team Investigator, Campus Violence Prevention Team Training, Chief Executive Training, and all levels of National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training, Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) and Clery Act Reporting Training. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Albany State University in 2013.
She is a current member of Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and completed Georgia Chiefs’ School in Duluth, GA. in August 19, 2009.
Major Hill has a very diverse history in law enforcement that ranges in areas such as Detention, Communications, Record Maintenance, Audit Preparation, Criminal Apprehension, Supervision, and Reformation.
Lieutenant of Police Daniel Diamond
Served in the United States Air Force from 1983 to 1992, as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist, and served two tours of duty in the Republic of Korea as well as participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Served with the Kansas Highway Patrol from 1998 to 2009, as a Kansas Capitol Police Officer, with duties that included police protection of the Capitol complex and the Governors residence as well as conducting traffic and criminal law enforcement.
Finally, has served with the Albany State University Police Department since 2009, as a Police Lieutenant, in charge of the Administrative Unit.
1996 graduate of Washburn University of Topeka Kansas with an Associates of Arts (AA) degree in Criminal Justice.
1998 graduate of Washburn University of Topeka Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice (BSCJ) degree in Law Enforcement.
2001 graduate of Washburn University of Topeka Kansas with a Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree in Police Administration.
Lieutenant of Police Roychard Hill
Lieutenant Roychard Hill began his law enforcement career in the year 2000 as a Certified Jailer and Communications Officer. Lt. Hill attended the Police Academy the following year at the ABAC Regional Police Academy in Tifton, GA. Lt. Hill transitioned to the Albany area where he served as Detention Officer and Sheriff's Deputy at the Dougherty County Jail.
In July 2008, Lt. Hill joined the Albany State University Police Family as an Officer assigned to Albany Technical College and transitioned to the A.S.U. Campus in 2009.
He was appointed to the Investigations Department, is also certified as a Crisis Intervention Officer, and is currently supervisor to the Officers at Albany Technical College.
Lieutenant of Police Marcus Guess
Lieutenant Marcus Guess is originally from Adel, GA. He was raised in a very Christian oriented home and he is the second oldest child from a family of 7 children. Lt. Guess has two wonderful children, a daugher; (Aliyah Guess) and a son; (Marcus Guess).
Lt. Guess has earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, goth from The University of Phoenix. He is also certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer. He's been an Officer with the Albany State University Police Department for a total of 3 years and has served as Shift Sergeant and Shift Supervisor. He was promoted back to Sergeant in March 2012, and promoted to Lieutenant on February 1, 2013. He also received three commendations at A.S.U. for his professionalism and dedication to being an ethical Police Officer.
Lt. Guess says that he really enjoys his work here at the Albany State University Police Department and enjoys working with the faculty and staff at Albany State University.
Lieutenant of Police Anita Allen
Lt. Anita Allen was born in Fort Rucker, Alabama on March 3, 1977. She is the daughter of John Anthony Tunewald, Sr. (Vietnam Veteran) and Helen Tunewald (Army Veteran). Anita is the wife of Jacari Monta Allen, Sr.; 15 years of marriage, with two beautiful children; Naomi and Jacar, Jr. Anita and her family reside here in Albany, GA. where she believes in her Good Life City.
Anita, graduate from Albany High School in 1996, studied at Albany State University from 1996-1997, while attending Albany State, she was also a member of the band; "Marching Mighty Rams" as a (Bass drum player). Anita also studied at Gale Industries and became an Office Manager for Gale Insulation in Albany, GA. 1999-2000. In 2001, Anita was introduced to the Dougherty County Sheriff's
Office to seek a career change where she attended several training sessions to futherr her career. She began as a Detention Officer, promoted to a Training Officer, received rank in 2005 as a Corporal in the Housing Unit, went up for promotion in 2006 for a lateral move for Substance Abuse Program Coordinator working with inmates and also became a Deputy. In 2008, she went to P.O.S.T. Training to become a Certified Instructor, 2009 promoted to Criminal Investigator, and served as a member of the Child Death Investigation Team with D.O.C.O. District Attorney's Office, Public Relations Officer, Crime Stoppers, and is not currently serving as a Lieutenant/Investigations for Albany State University.
Anita has completed an Associate Diploma of Biblical Studies in 10-13-10 from Grace Bible College and Seminary and is currently working to achieve her Bachelor's Degree in Theology.
Member, Victory Tabernacle Praise Team, Choir and backup Drummer.
Former Chairman, Heavenly Way Ministries.
Member, Martin Luther King Day Committee.
Executive Board Member, Stop the Violence.
Official Face/Model, Chose to Conquer - Collette Jenkins.
Owner of Lady V-Promoting Today's Godly Women.
Lieutenant Taniece Harris
Lieutenant Taniece Harris has worked in Law enforcement since June 2007. She began working at the Albany State University Police Department in October of 2009 as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer. She was promoted to Lieutenant in February, 2014. Lt. Harris graduated from Calhoun County High School in 2002 and joined army in 2002. In the U.S. Army, she earned her MOS 92A and 92 Fox and completed one military tour in Afghanistan 2011. She is currently working in pursuit of her BA in Accounting at Salem International University. She was born in Cuthbert, GA. Lt. Harris completed Supervisor Level 1-3 training in 2013. She earned her Supervisory position as Lieutenant and has worked at the Albany State University Police Department since 2010. She earned her rank as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army in November 2010. Lt. Harris supervises over C Shift at the Albany State University Police Department.
A.S.U. Police Department Line Staff
Sergeant Santos Ruizgonzalez
Sergeant Santos RuizGonzalez was born in Puerto Rico and soon after moved to New York where he lived until he joined the Unites States Army. During his time in the Army he served in Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield and was also a highly decorated Soldier. He has lived in many places both in and outside of the United States. He served for 20 years before deciding to get out of the Army.
Sgt. RuizGonzalez worked for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Department for 18 years. He was active in many community events and programs such as the CHAMPS program. He has worked in many areas of the Department some positions to include Corrections and the Warrant/Civil Division. He has served as a mentor and trainer to many of his peers.
Sgt. RuizGonzalez has been married for 33 years, has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. His family is his pride and joy and is the reason he has accomplished many things throughout the years.
Corporal Felicia Coley
Corporal Felicia Michelle Coley was born and raised in Ashburn, Ga. She graduated from Turner County High School then moved to Fifton, GA. where she began working at Union Camp in 1998, then started school at Moultrie Technical College in 2004. After seven years, she left what is no "Exopack" and graduated from M.T.C. in 2006 with a Diploma in Criminal Justice and a certificate in Law Enforcement Level 1. Now, the mother of two children, she started working for Irwin County Detention Center in 2008 as a Jailer where she then became the first female Cert. team member in the history of the company. After she was hired at the Moultrie Police Department, she saw the opportunity to make her dream to become a Police Officer come true. After working with the Moultrie Police Department, she left and returned to "ICDC" and transported Federal and Immigration Inmates from Virginia to Florida and to Louisiana. Currently, Corporal Coley is working at The Unsinkable Albany State University Police Department where she joined the staff in 2012 where she plans to grow and carry out her dream in Law Enforcement.
Corporal of Jarrett Frazier
Corporal Jarrett Frazier is a native of Sylvester, GA. and was raised in Albany. He received his education from the Dougherty County School System, graduated from Westover High, and attended 3 years of College from what was then Albany State College. He is also the proud father of one sone, and many God children. His favorite Psalms is 133: "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity". His Law Enforcement career started in 2000 with the Dougherty County Sheriff Office, where over the past 13 years he held many positions, and training which has helped him in his career. Now, Corporal Frazier is continuing his Law Enforcement Career with the Albany State Golden Rams' Police Department.
Corporal of Police Jesse Robinson
Corporal Jesse Robinson was born in Albany, Georgia, and was raised in a loving and christian home in Mitchell County, Georgia. He graduated from Mitchell-Baker High School in 1986 and joined the Albany Police Department on December 12, 1989. He worked for several Gang Task Force units while with the Albany Police Department. He worked for the Albany Police Department for 10 years before starting a career at Cooper Tires in 1999. He worked for Cooper Tires for 9 years making the great tires we place on our vehicles today. He returned back to the Albany Police Department in 2008. In 2009 he joined the Albany State University Police Department He received rank in the 2012 as a Corporal while working two years at Albany Technical College as a Police Officer for the program for Albany State. He moved back over to the campus of Albany State University in 2013 and was made shift supervisor on B- shift. Corporal Robinson is extending his education in pursuit of a degree in Criminal Justice here at Albany State University. Corporal Robinson is married to Regina Robinson of 13 years with two great boys Dennis Davis (Robinson); 23 years old and Jesse Robinson III; 15 years old. Corporal Robinson and his wife are raising their two nieces Autman Rutland; 15 years old and Ceil Cheeve; 14 years old. Corporal Robinson enjoys working here at Albany State University with the Faculty. Born in Albany, Georgia, and was raised in a loving and Christian home in Mitchell County, Georgia. He graduated from Mitchell-Baker High School in 1986 and joined the Albany Police Department on December 12, 1989. He worked for several Gang Task Force units while with the Albany Police Department. He worked for the Albany Police Department for 10 years before starting a career at Cooper Tires in 1999. He worked for Cooper Tires for 9 years making the great tires we place on our vehicles today. He returned back to the Albany Police Department in 2008. In 2009 he joined the Albany State University Police Department He received rank in the 2012 as a Corporal while working two years at Albany Technical College as a Police Officer for the program for Albany State. He moved back over to the campus of Albany State University in 2013 and was made shift supervisor on B- shift.
Corporal Robinson is extending his education in pursuit of a degree in Criminal Justice here at Albany State University.
Corporal Robinson is married to Regina Robinson of 13 years with two great boys Dennis Davis (Robinson); 23 years old and Jesse Robinson III; 15 years old. Corporal Robinson and his wife are raising their two nieces Autman Rutland; 15 years old and Ceil Cheeve; 14 years old.
Corporal Robinson enjoys working here at Albany State University with the Faculty.
Officer Lolita Clyde-Stubbs
Officer Lolita Clyde is a Police Officer at the Albany State University Police Department currently working on earning her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice at Albany State University. In the future she plans to pursue her Master Degree. After completion of seven years of security worked in 2012 she decided that she needed a career, not just a job, so she decided to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. Officer Clyde began her Police work at the Albany State Police Department in September 2012 then left in April 2013 then returned because she never knew how much she enjoyed her career in Law Enforcement until that moment. Officer Clyde is looking forward to one day heading her own Police Department and opening an Outreach Center for displaced families.
Officer Bobby Fitts
Officer Bobby Fitts completed his undergraduate studies at Albany State University (B.S. in Health and Physical Education) while on a four-year athletic scholarchip for football. Durine his years as a Goldn Ram, he was a part of many organizations such as: C.A.A.M. (Center for African American Males), Chess Club, Bowling League, Hyper Club, and The United Way, just to name a few. His love for children landed him at the YMCA where he started as a Counselor in the Child Care Department. After one year of service at the YMCA, he was promoted to the Assistant Director of Child Care. Upon graduating from Albany State University, he joined the workforce as a Detention Officer with the Dougherty County Sheriff Department (2011-2013). He was also a part of the Dougherty County Police Department for a short term. Upon completion of the Police Academy, Officer Fitts joined the Albany State University Police Department. He was also recognized as a Police Marksman on the firing range.
Officer Fitts continued his educational journey by earning a Master's Degree in Leadership and Devellpment from Walden University. Currently, he is pursuing the Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change at Walden University. Officer Fitts also serves as the Minister of Music for Litman Cathedral C.O.G.S.I.C. (Church of God Saints in Christ) in Albany, Georgia. He is also enrolled in the C.H. Mason Theological Institute where he is completing the final course for certification.
Officer Fitts is from Augusta, Georgia and born to Bobby and Tanga Fitts. He has three brothers (Cletis, Chris, and Terrell).
Officer Artie Gardner
Officer Gardner was employed with the Smithville Police Department serving as Chief of Police on June 16, 2013 until the Police Department closed down due to lack of funds. Officer Gardner joined the A.S.U.P.D. on 12-12-13.
Officer Latasha Heflin
Officer Latasha Heflin was born to Katrina Pinkard and Darryl Daniel. She has three older siblings who all reside in Carrollton, GA. She first learned of Albany State University while running track in High School. After conducting research, she decided to further her education by attending Albany State University. Officer Heflin was honored to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University. Upon her graduation from Albany State University, she attended the Police Academy and later became a Certified Police Officer. Once certified, she began working for the City of Moultrie Police Department. While working, she manager to obtain her Master Degree in Public Administration from Troy University. Working for the City of Moultrie was a great experience and she is excited to be working for the institution in which she graduated from Albany State University.
Officer Bryant Warren
Officer Warren joined the Army National Guard in August 2007. He served 6 years with the National Guard as Military Police. In October 2011, he was hired by the Dougherty County Sheriff’s office as a Detention Officer. After a year of employment with that Agency, he was selected to attend the Police Academy to become a Certified Peace Officer. His job title changed to Deputy after completion of the Academy in August 2013. Officer Warren joined the A.S.U.P.D. on 12-9-13.
Officer Krystal Wilborn
Officer Wilborn began working as a Certified Peace Officer at Albany State University in 2013. In 2012, Krystal completed the Police Academy. She began her law enforcement career in 2011 working as a Security Officer for CBI Security Service in Arizona. She worked as an Adjunct Instructor at DeVry University teaching Science and Math also in Arizona. Krystal has experience as a Counselor working with children and young adults. She earned an Applied Science Degree, Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Master Degree in Biological and Environmental Science. She is a former athlete of Troy University, Troy, Alabama. Krystal enjoys playing basketball, painting, and officiating sports. In her spare time, she volunteers, travels, socializes, and enjoys her family.
Officer Beth Van Der Puy
Officer Van Der Puy was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She attended Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She moved to Columbus, GA. in 2007 and entered the Police Academy which she completed in December, 2007. She began her law enforcement career at Columbus State University in 2007 where she remained until 2010. Officer Van Der Puy joined the Albany State University Police Department on December 9, 2013.
A.S.U. Security Officers
Security Sergeant George Albert
Security Sergeant George R. Albert is a native of Zachary, Louisiana. Prior to joining Albany State University, he was employed with Moore Business Forms in Albany, Georgia and provided contacts with Sales Representatives in the United States and other countries. Officer Albert has been with the Albany State University Police Department for thirteen years and was promoted to from Security Corporal to Security Sergeant. Security Sergeant Albert believes stronly in the concept of Community Policing. He holds a certificate in Business Administration from Totty Business College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Security Sergeant Albert is an active member of Saint Teresa's Catholic Church in Albany, Georgia. He is married to Rev. Estella W. Albert, has one son Mr. Donnie Albert and a daughter-in-law Mrs. Jill Albert. He is also the proud grandfather of little miss Leigha, and little miss Faith Albert.
Security Corporal Stephanie Carter
Security Corporal Carter's background in law enforcement began in 2001 at Albany State University. In 2006, she was promoted to Corporal. Since then, she has further her knowlege in the field by completing as Master Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration. Prior to her law enforcement career, Stephanie began serving in the United States Army in 1999. She is currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. Before she began her military career, she worked in restaurant management until she decided to pursue law enforcement.
Security Corporal Charles Davis
Security Corporal Charles Davis was born in the South Bronx, New York. He has lived in Albany, GA. for the past eleven years. He is proud to serve and protect the Albany State University Community as a Security Corporal at the Albany State University Police Department. He is a graduate of Morris High School with a Major in Liberal Arts: Art Advertisement and Computer Graphics. He earned his Associate Degree from Bronx Community College with a Major in Art Advertisement and Computer Graphics. He is a former employee of Cooper Tire Company, AT&T, H&R Block, and Servpro. His responsibilites as Security Corporal and a Team player with the A.S.U.P.D. Staff ensure the A.S.U. Campus is a safer environment for Faculty, Staff, Students, and Visitors to Albany State University. His future goals in life are to go back to college in pursuit of his Bachelor Degree, continue to grow in law enforcement and become certified with the A.S.U.P.D.
Security Corporal Jermaine Foster
Security Corporal Jermaine Foster was born May 7, 1988 to James E. Foster and Rose M. Foster and the youngest of five siblings. He has two beautiful boys: Jermaine Edwin Foster, Jr., and Jayce Edwin Foster. He graduated in the top 10% in his High School class of 2007 from Worth County High School in Sylvester, GA. While attending Worth County High School, he received an Electronics 1 certification from Moultrie Technical College. He was honored with the highest average in Science/Chemistry (95%). After High School, he decided to further his education and attended Albany Technical College. In one year of attedance at Albany Technical College, he received his Law Enforcement Specialist Certification. In his second year of attendance at Albany Technical College, he graduated in the Law Enforcement Technology program. After successfully finishing school at Albany Technical College, he started volunteering at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 40 hours a week.
He started taking The Department of Homeland Security online courses. He is certified in four different areas with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He started working at Albany State University Police Department in March 2010 at the age of 20. He's the co-founder of a non-profit organization called "Young Men of Destiny". Security Corporal Foster is currently attending Ashford University online with an outstanding 4.0 GPA in the area of Social and Criminal Justice. His future goals are to finish school and receive a Master Degree in Physical Education.
Security Corporal Shantravier Lee
Security Corporal Shantravier Lee is a current resident of Leary, GA. where she has resided for eleven years. She was born in Hollywood, Florida on August 12, 1987 to Karen Douglas Flowers and Joseph Jordan. She's the youngest in her family with two brothers Xavier and Javier Gaulden. She lives with her two daughters; Ariya and Amari Lee which are her daily motivations. An alumni of Calhoun County High School class of 2005, graduating with a diploma in College Prep. with a GPA of 3.4. She is presently a member of Eureka Missionary Baptist Church of Leary, GA. where Gregory Moye, Sr. serves as her pastor. She's very active with the youth at her church and is also a member of the senior choir. She currently is an upcoming Senior at Albany State University in pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a GPA of 3.3 Her hobbies include shopping, going to church, volunteering at A.S.U. Early Learning Center, playing softball, and spending time with friends and family.
Security Officer Leslie Jackson
Security Officer Leslie Jackson started working at the Albany State University Police Department in October 2011. Her duties as Security Officer include operation of the information access booth at A.S.U. to ensure all entry onto A.S.U.'s campus is authorized. She also performs walk-throughs and security checks of buildings on the A.S.U. campus as well as responds to emergencies on campus.
Security Officer Jackson's prior work experience includes her work in the position of Jailer at the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office and Correctional Officer II at the Calhoun State Prison.
Security Officer Monericka Teemer
Security Officer Monericka Teemer was born here in Albany, GA., and at age 7 she moved away due to her father being in the Marine Corps. She returned to Albany, GA. at the age of 17. She graduated from Dougherty Comprehensive High School in 1995. she is marred to Derrick S. Teemer and is the mother of four children. She attended Darton College and graduated with a dual major earning an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice and Social Work in December 2011. While at Darton College, she enrolled in a Certificate Program and received the Criminal Justice Management and Supervisory Certificate. She was awarded for outstanding volunteer/service learning in 2010 where she volunteered at The Lily Pad with S.A.N.E.
In February 2011, she started working at Calhoun State Prison and graduated from B.C.O.T. (Basic Correctional Officer's Training) in Forsyth, GA. two months later as a Correctional Officer. She continued employment at Calhoun State Prison until she accepted the position as a Security Officer at Albany State Universiyt in May of 2013. She is eager to learn and explore all of the opportunities and possibilities the Albany State University community has to offer. Security Officer Teemer plans to continue her education in the pursuit of obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or Social Work.
Security Officer Corry Vanover
Security Officer Corry Vanover has been working at the Albany State University Police Department since April 2013. His work responsibilities include conducting walk-trhoughs of all A.S.U. residence halls and campus buildings. He also assists with traffic detail during special events on the A.S.U. campus. He previously worked at Guardsmark as a Security Guard from April 2011 to May 2013. He previously worked for Georgia Personnel Services, Staffing Solutions, Tyson Foods, Golden Peanut Company and he also worked as a Correctional Officer at Lee State Prison from August 2001 to April 2009. Security Officer Vanover is a graduate of Terrell High School and has taken courses in Physical Education at Alabama State University and also has taken courses at Albany Technical College in the field of Criminal Justice.
A.S.U. Police Department Communication Officers/Dispatch Staff
Dispatch Corporal Michelle Baker
Dispatch Corporal Michelle Yon Baker originally came from Blountstown, Florida. She is the mother of two young ladies. She graduated from Bountstown High School in 1992. She obtained certification in Basic Law Enforcement (Corrections) from Chipola Junior College in 1998, and obtained hotel management and food certification from the State of Florida in 1998. She has eleven years of experience dispatching. She dispatching in 2001 with Calhoun County Sheriff's Department as a 911 Communications Officer (Dispatcher) where she received her FCIC/NCIC certification. She enjoys dispatching so much that in 2005 she dispatched for Blountstown Police Department and worked for D.J.J. at Bristol Youth Academy. She moved to Albany, GA. in 2008 and was employed at the Albany State University Early Learning Center. In 2009, she was hired by the Albany State University Police Department as a Dispatcher where she earned her GCIC certification, and Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) certification. In 2009, she was became a Security Officer at the Albany State University Police Department, and in 2012 she earned the rank of Corporal.
Dispatcher Ran-Derek Cullen
Dispatch Corporal Cullen is a native of Albany, Georgia where he was born and lived for most of his life. He moved up North to New York in his early years, finding his way back home in the mid-1990's. Cullen is a proud graduate of Monroe Comprehensive High School and also Albany State University. His educational achievements include obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Albany State University). Cullen is currently in pursuit of a Master of Public Administration Degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration from South University (Savannah, GA.). Career aspirations include working within the administration fields of juvenile and/or adult court administration. Cullen was honored numerous times as a selectee for the Who's who Among American High School and College Students, scholastic honors, and many service and volunteer awards.
Cullen is presently working as Communications Officer with the Albany State University Police Department. He worked previously with the Dougherty County School System since 2005 with the Extended Day Program in supervisory and planning/organizational roles. Two internships with the Department of Juvenile Justice were completed in the latter part of matriculation at Albany State University, thus sparking interest in wanting to work with juveniles and within court administration. His personal motto is a quote from Robert Fritz: "If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise."
Dispatcher Sylvia Gaines
Dispatcher Gaines presently works with the Albany State University Police Department as a Dispatcher. Her responsibilities require the ability to have good judgment, prioritize, communicate, and comfort other during crises. Her work in Law Enforcement begain as a Correctional Officer with Jimmy Autry State Prison, where she worked six years maintaining order and discipline for Georgia Level I, II, and III Offenders. During her time with Autry State Prison, she attended Albany Technical College where she obtained her Law Enforcement Diploma.
Dispatcher Alberta Jones
Dispatcher Alberta Jones is from a small town, Arlington, Georgia. Her mother and father are both living and she is the fifth of seven children. She has three brothers and three sisters. She is a 1977 graduate of Early County High School, Blakely, Georgia. In June of 1977, she started working at Amy Industries (sewing factory). She is an active church member in Church Street Church of Christ of Blakely, GA. She is part of the Chorus Group and active in the Missionary group.
She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters; Tequilla Hudson Calloway and Kenyetta Jones. She has five wonderful grandchildren. She is currently living in Albany, Georgia.
Dispatcher Jones is currently enrolled in Albany Technical College studying Computer Information System. Her goals are to complete this program, continue school, and receive her Bachelor Degree in Business Management. Her objective is to be all that she can be and the best of the best.
A.S.U. Civilian Staff
Parking Services Coordinator Vanquisha Murray
Mrs. Vanquisha Murray was born and raised in Southwest Georgia. In March 2007, she began her career at Albany State University. She joined the Albany State University Police Department in August 2013. She is a proud graduate of the University of Phoenix. Her plan as an A.S.U.P.D. employee is to operate with dignity and integrity while providing the highest level of customer service internally and externally to the Department. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, exercising, traveling, and reading. Her philosophy in life is The Golden Rule; she believes in treating people the way you want to be treated in that a few kind words will last a lifetime.
Office Manager Janice Barnes
Mrs. Janice Barnes joined the Albany State University Police Department in March, 2010. Under the command of Chief John Fields, Jr., she is honored to serve the A.S.U. community through her position as Office Manager at the Albany State University Police Department. She utilizes her administrative skills, training, and education she attained in her thirty years of administrative experience throughout her career in administrative support of Chief Executive Officers at the Florida Department of Health, The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and as Corporate Secretary for a State Senator at The Deeb Companies, a Florida Corporation. Her duties as Office Manager at the Albany State University include administration functions in support to the Chief of Police and Command Staff at the A.S.U.P.D.
Mrs. Barnes earned three college degrees while she worked full time while her son, Larry, was growing up. She graduated Phi Theta Kappa with her Associate in Science Degree in Office Systems Technology in December, 1994 from Pasco-Hernando College, graduated Phi Theta Kappa with her Associate in Art Degree in May, 1998 from Pasco-Hernando College, and graduated Phi Theta Kappa with her Bachelor of Art Degree in August 2001 from the University of South Florida.
She is the proud wife of a 40-year Law Enforcement Veteran; Russ, and the mother of a United States Marine veteran; Larry, who served active-duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She extends the highest respect to all Law Enforcement and Military personnel in their service to protect and serve.