GSU police chief ready for the task

After the dismissal of the Grambling State University Police Chief Jefferson Walker, university officials have been in search of a replacement.On Sept. 2, GSU hired Craig A. Nance, a native of Ohio.

“All of my life I dreamt of being a police chief,” he said.

Now that he is, his vision to maintain campus security is his plan.

Nance has been to GSU for a couple of games. His first impression of GSU was a positive one.

He remembers how Grambling used to look and now that Grambling is metamorphosing bigger and better, his philosophy is that the campus police should change.

Nance’s philosophy includes bringing the students and the campus police together in numerous seminars about security.

His vision is to establish a relationship between the two, so that students can understand the responsibilities of the officers and can give them the respect that is deserved.

“I have only been here a month, and I am still assessing the school,” he said.

“I can’t tell you what I am going to do, or what has to be done until I know exactly what that is after I finish.”

Nance says that he is optimistic that with a touch of a vision, the things that he has planned will take some time. However, he plans on extending the number of officers on campus.

He also plans on installing additional emergency phones. He also wants students to be aware of their surroundings, travel in groups, and lock their doors so they won’t become a victim of theft.