Gregory Harris


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Chief Gregory Harris is a 1994 graduate of Saint Leo University, where he received a B.A. degree in criminology (magna cum laude). He received his master's degree in public administration from Kennesaw State University in 1998. He has served as a counter intelligence agent in the U.S. Army and as a Georgia Bureau of Investigations special agent and narcotics agent. Chief Harris has worked for the Clark Atlanta University Police Department, the Southern Polytechnic State University Police Department and served as chief of police for the Columbus State University Police Department. He was the first African-American to hold the position of chief of police for the Clemson University Police Department. While at Columbus State University, Clemson University and S.C. State University, Chief Harris served as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice, the Department of Education and the Sociology Department. He also taught as an adjunct at Tri County Technical College in Pendleton, S.C. Chief Harris has held board positions with several nonprofit organizations to include being the Region 3 vice president and national board member for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

Today, Chief Harris is the chief of police of the Johnson C. Smith University Police Department in Charlotte, N.C. He is a former advisory board member of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (GAMAC) and the current vice president of SCCLEA (South Carolina Campus Law Enforcement Association). Chief Harris is an active member of NOBLE, IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators), NCCLEA (North Carolina Campus Law Enforcement Administrators), IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

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