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Getting to know SWOSU PD: Sergeant Justin Simpson

Updated: Apr 30


SWOSU PD Sergeant Justin Simpson. Photo: Emilie Kemp
SWOSU PD Sergeant Justin Simpson. Photo: Emilie Kemp

By Rodney Pryor

For The Southwestern


Justin Simpson is a Sergeant at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Police Department and stands as the supervisor for the campus patrolmen.


He’s worked at SWOSU PD, the only police department in his career, for a total of five years - two of which he spent as a patrolman before being promoted to his current position. Although Sergeant Simpson is with the campus police now, being a policeman wasn’t always his pursuit of choice during his days as a student at SWOSU.


Initially, he was going to university for pharmacy school, but eventually came to the realization that pharmacy wasn’t for him, so he changed his major to Parks & Wildlife Law Enforcement. After having gone through the Collegiate Officer Program, he was hired to be a patrolman for SWOSU PD.


Sergeant Simpson expressed his love for the social aspects of being a part of the SWOSU Police Department, notably the professional relationships he’s able to form on campus with its students – and furthermore, the feeling that knowing he’s made a difference in the lives of others.


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