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Chief Ramirez Takes Oath of Office

Panhandle State Communications on 01/18/2022 Judge Parsley and Chief Ramirez Judge Parsley and Chief Ramirez

Panhandle State Chief of Campus Police Andy Ramirez took his official Oath of Office at the Texas County Courthouse with Judge Parsley on January 18, 2022. Ramirez joined OPSU in September 2021.

Interim President Dr. Ryan Blanton stated, “Chief Ramirez is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of our campus, our students, and the community. I look forward to the great work he will continue to do with the University Police Department to ensure a safe and secure future at OPSU.”

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.

“I am extremely honored and proud to be a member of the OPSU family. I have the opportunity to serve the OPSU community and provide the Services and assistances with the administration, faculty and staff. OPSU has set a standard of excellence in the area that I will strive to continue. I want to invite all students to feel free to communicate their safety and security concerns to me at any time." said Chief Ramirez.

The Campus Police Office can be found in the Clubhouse. For Emergencies dial 9-1-1 or for non-emergencies 580-468-0915 anytime. For additional information about campus safety, visit the website safety.opsu.edu.