D. Shawn Giddy Named Chief of University Police
|JSU UPD Chief Shawn Giddy
As the newly appointed Director of Public Safety, Chief Giddy will oversee a wide range of
law enforcement and security functions for the campus community.
The position is well suited for Chief Giddy
who is a 20-year veteran of Jacksonville State University’s Police Department
(UPD) and a graduate of JSU (‘86). In
fact, Chief Giddy began his career at UPD as a
student employee and gradually worked his way up to the role of Chief that
began on March 6, 2008.
Chief Giddy will continue to build UPD’s
reputation as one of the finest university public safety departments in the
state and country through CALEA accreditation, collaborations with local,
regional, and national public safety organizations, and professional growth for
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