Meet Our Command Staff

Emory's Police Department is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive campus for everyone. 

"The death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer sparked a national movement towards community policing. Our Emory University Police Department is committed to redefining what it means to serve, protect, and lead by example—creating a safe and inclusive campus for everyone. We embrace our responsibility to exercise procedural justice in our community and with each other."

Cheryl Elliott, VP for Public Safety

Contact us at police@emory.edu.

Chief B. Buchtinec

Chief Buchtinec

Deputy Chief Powers

Deputy Chief

DC Powers

Major T. Manns

Commander, Oxford Campus Uniformed Patrol Units
Commander, Criminal Investigations Unit

Major Manns

Captain L. Vaughn

Captain/Chief of Staff
Commander, Emergency Communications
Commander, Internal Affairs
Commander, Honor Guard

Captain Vaughn

Captain S. Williams

Commander, Atlanta Campus Uniformed Patrol Units
Commander, Midtown Campus Uniformed Patrol Units
Commander, Community Engagement & Recruiting Unit

Captain Williams

VP Elliott

Vice President of Public Safety

Desmond Jackson

Interim Director, Security Systems Bureau (Lockshop)

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Morieka Johnson

Director of Campus Safety Communications (Public Information Officer)

M. Johnson

L. McReal

Sr. Business Manager, Administrative Support Division

Tahirah Muwwakkil-Smith

Emergency Communications Director

Lt. Parks

Midtown Patrol Unit

Lt. Lionel Randall

Oxford College Patrol

Lt. ReFour

Atlanta Patrol Unit

Lt. J. Schmahl

Commander, Special Operations Unit
Team Leader, Executive Protection Team

Lt. Schmahl

Lt. Terry

Criminal Investigations Unit