The man in charge of public safety on the MTSU campus was the guest on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Kevin Williams, interim assistant vice president and police chief, first aired July 6 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.
You can listen to their conversation via the Soundcloud link above.
Williams took the position when Carl “Buddy” Peaster retired as MTSU’s police chief in May 2021 after 14 years of service.
An employee of D. Stafford and Associates, a Delaware-based consulting firm that specializes in campus safety and security, Williams will remain in the MTSU job until a search for a permanent chief is complete. He is not a candidate for the permanent position.
In addition to a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Police Department, Williams’ resume includes stints as chief at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Arizona State University and the University of Oregon.
“The best way to maintain a safe campus environment, from my experience, is to have a very good working relationship with the students, faculty and staff,” Williams said.
“We also need to be very visible on campus. I’m talking about foot patrols, bicycle patrols, car patrols.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.