August 23, 2018 11:03:37 AM
Mississippi University for Women Police Department officially has a new police chief.
University officials announced Randy Vibrock has been named new chief of the university's police force in a press release Wednesday afternoon. Vibrock has served as MUWPD's interim chief since former Chief Danny Patton departed in March. Before that, Vibrock served as assistant chief since May 2017.
"Randy Vibrock has served as a valued member of the W's Police Department as patrol officer, sergeant of patrol and assistant chief of police," Vice President for Student Affairs Jennifer Miles said in the press release. "The W is fortunate to welcome an individual with Vibrock's experience in law enforcement and dedication to The W to the role of chief of police."
Vibrock called the new position an "overwhelming honor."
"The response from the campus, the department and the community shows they have confidence in my ability to do the job," he said. "It's an honor."
Vibrock said the department will continue to prioritize safety and security for the university and surrounding community, and he also plans to increase the department's visibility in building relationships both on and off MUW's campus, according to the press release.
In addition to being a certified law enforcement officer in Mississippi, Vibrock is also an active shooter response instructor, rape-aggression defense instructor and certified in CPR.