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Oklahoma City University Names Police Chief

Jennifer Rodgers
Police Chief Jennifer Rodgers

Oklahoma City University has named Jennifer Rodgers as chief of police.

Rodgers assumed the role Jan. 3, following a lengthy career with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Rodgers is an alumna of Oklahoma City University and a former adjunct professor in OCU’s criminal justice program.

“It is my absolute pleasure to return to the OCU family,” Rodgers said. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time here as a student and later as an adjunct faculty member. I am leaving behind a 28-year career with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Those years of training and experience will serve me well in my new position as OCU Chief of Police. I look forward to serving the campus community.”

“I am delighted to welcome Chief Rodgers back to the OCU campus,” said President Robert Henry. “Her accomplishments have been very impressive and her experience, leadership, and dedication to our mission will serve the campus community well.”

Rodgers most recently served as a lieutenant in the operations bureau of the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Springlake Division. She has also held positions with the department in communications, investigations and administrations. Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and law enforcement from Texas State University and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from OCU.