OXFORD, Miss. – When University of Mississippi Police Chief Calvin Sellers pinned captain’s bars on Detective Lt. Peggie “Jane” Tutor’s uniform Tuesday, she not only received a promotion but also became the university’s first female to lead campus investigations.
“Jane is smart and has a desire to learn,” Sellers said. “She is also persistent, consistent and a good team player. Between her, Bobby Black and Kendal Brown, we have a real good investigative team.”
Tutor, who joined the campus police force in July 2003, graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy in November of that year. She became detective sergeant in September 2006 and detective lieutenant in October 2008.
A native of Toccopola, Tutor holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in criminal justice from Ole Miss, where she is working on her master’s degree in criminal justice.
Over the past four years, the 31-year-old investigated several interesting cases, including a few that could provide fodder for “America’s Stupidest Criminals.” At the top of that list would be a man who e-mailed naked pictures of himself to several female students.
“We try to be educators as well as law enforcers here and help students make good choices and decisions,” Tutor said. “I’m excited about building relationships between UPD and students, between UM and Oxford, and solving more crime.”
Tutor and her husband, Scott, are expecting their first child in November.
To learn more about the University Police Department, visit http://www.olemiss.edu/police.