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Panhandle State Names Ramirez as Chief of Campus Police

Panhandle State Communications on 09/14/2021

Oklahoma Panhandle State University has named Andy Ramirez as the OPSU Chief of Campus Police. Ramirez has been in law enforcement for over 13 years, with 2 years of his experience as a municipal Chief of Police. Ramirez is also a CLEET certified instructor, specializing in defensive tactics, crisis management, and community policing and communications.

Dean of Student Services, Amber Glass stated, “We are excited to have Chief Ramirez join us as our Chief of Campus Police. We had a strong pool of finalists for the position, but in the end the Committee representing faculty, staff, and students on campus chose the applicant that would best serve the needs of our students and campus community.”

University President, Dr. Tim Faltyn stated, “The health, safety, and security of our campus community are top priorities for our University. I look forward to Chief Ramirez bringing his skills in law enforcement and public safety to the OPSU campus.”

Ramirez has worked with students in the past and has extensive local law enforcement knowledge.

As a proud supporter of OPSU, Ramirez remarked, “I’m very excited to serve the Aggie community. The culture of excellence and fellowship has set OPSU apart and above its peers. The opportunity to be a part of the Aggie family and support the future leaders and shapers of our world is an honor.”

Provost, Dr. Julie Dinger commented, “One of the reasons we believe Ramirez will be successful is that he will serve OPSU and the surrounding communities by building and fostering positive relationships to work collaboratively on safety. He is dedicated to the mission of OPSU and will work hard to create a safe and secure campus and community for our students.”