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APSU police chief resigning to become chief at FAMU


Austin Peay State University Director of Public Safety Terence Calloway has resigned upon accepting an offer to become the chief of the Department of Public Safety at Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee. He will assume his duties at FAMU on June 21.

Calloway began his tenure at APSU in January 2012 and has led several college-wide safe school programs and community policing programs, such as “Boyz2Men” and “The Law in You” and a youth basketball camp. Calloway is also credited for boosting department morale in his short tenure, having served approximately 18 months upon his resignation.

Mitch Robinson, vice president of finance and administration who is also Calloway’s immediate supervisor, said, “Although Chief Calloway has served the APSU community for just a short period of time he has made significant improvements to campus police operations and enhanced safety on our campus. The morale of the police department is at an all-time high, which can be attributed to Chief Calloway’s leadership and organization skills.”

 Robinson also praised Calloway for his rapid improvements to APSU’s campus.

“One thing people should ask themselves when leaving a position is, ‘Did I leave it in better shape than when I arrived?’ There is absolutely no question that Chief Calloway has achieved that goal. I thank him for his service to APSU and wish him well in his new position at Florida A&M University.”

APSU is planning to open a national search for a new director immediately. Interested candidates can apply online at - Bill Persinger