Grambling State University officials announced Tuesday that Carlos Kelly has been appointed the institution’s new Chief of the University Police Department.
Kelly is taking over for Interim Chief Lieutenant Ruby Jones who will continue with the department.
Chief Kelly said, “It’s an honor to serve a community with such a rich legacy. I know firsthand the positive impact effective policing can have on a community and am excited to be a part of the growth at Grambling State.”
A veteran law enforcement professional, Kelly leverage his 21 years of law enforcement experience to help lead and grow ongoing campus safety and community efforts for Grambling State’s more than 5,100 students and community.
Chief Kelly joins the campus of Grambling State after most recently serving as Lieutenant Commander for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
In addition to his work with MassArt, Kelly has helped lead policing efforts at Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department, America’s third-largest housing authority and fifth largest city, and Bucks County Community College.
Kelly’s experience includes serving as an investigator, district commander, emergency manager, and a community relations specialist for localities and campuses in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and now Louisiana.
GSU President Rick Gallot said, “We are grateful for the leadership and service of Lieutenant Jones and looking forward to the contributions of Chief Kelly to our growing campus and community.”