Morgan welcomes new deputy police chief

Joshua Sampson, Staff Writer

Dwayne Chambers, Dillard University’s former chief of police, was introduced as Morgan’s newly appointed deputy chief of police on Wednesday.

In an email addressed to the community, Morgan’s Office of Police Safety introduced Chambers as Lance Hatcher, Chief of Morgan State Police’s second in command.

“While you were away over the break, our commitment to campus safety has remained steadfast, allowing us to make some significant progress during your absence,” according to Morgan State’s Office of Police Safety. 

Chambers, a public safety veteran, began his career more than twenty years ago as a police officer in Burlington, NC and with eighteen years devoted to the Burlington Police Department, he left a police sergeant.

Most recently, Chambers dedicated four years as an abuse and neglect investigator at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, located in Washington D.C.

In addition to the new deputy chief of police, Morgan’s Office of Police Safety announced the state of Maryland’s approval to increase their safety personnel  by 20 uniformed officers.

“Once hired, these new officers will be instrumental in our ongoing safety strategy,” Morgan State’s Office of Police Safety continued.

Morgan also installed additional cameras within the Marble Hall Gardens apartment complex.

As the university continues to make efforts to increase the safety for all its students, Hatcher emphasized the importance of Morgan’s digital map, available on most smartphones, where students can download the campus map and save it on their cellphones.

MSUPD offers scheduled safety walks and scheduled escort services by calling 443-885-3103. The campus shuttle is also available for students with a valid student identification card and most recently, Bear Cab, a student-founded car service is available for a fee.