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James B. Dixon Named Interim Chief of Police

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James B. Dixon, Interim Chief, University Police Department

James B. Dixon took the helm as Chief of Police at the Texas State University Police Department (UPD) on June 21, 2021, bringing 10 years of military experience and more than 26 years of law enforcement and community service experience. He most recently served as captain at UPD, where he has been a leader and mentor since 2019.  

“I am honored and humbled to serve the university community and will do so by earning public trust, engaging meaningfully with students, faculty and staff, and serving with honesty, compassion and transparency,” said Dixon. 

As interim chief, Dixon is building upon the many positive changes of the past few years, with a special focus on opportunities for students to engage and become familiar with officers and their roles on the campus. He will continue to grow and enhance some of the initiatives that are important to students including the mental health liaison officer, the highly-successful student police academy, the new ride-along program, and enhanced officer training, with a new emphasis on Racial Intelligence training.