University Police Chief Named President of Law Enforcement Association


Calvin Sellers

OXFORD, Miss. – Calvin Sellers, chief of police at the University of Mississippi, has been named president of the Mississippi Campus Law Enforcement Officers Association.

Sellers, a member of the association for more than 20 years, said he’s seen the good MCLEOA does in helping support legislative endeavors that assist law enforcement. In his new role, Sellers said that “he hopes to keep the association moving and growing in that direction.”

“Although MCLEOA has representatives from all eight universities, private four-year and two-year colleges and numerous junior colleges, we’re such a small group that my major role will be to make sure we continue to meet and provide enforcement training, especially training that applies to campus issues.”

A longtime police officer, Sellers had been at UM for 14 years and was captain of patrol services in 2000 when he left to become police chief at Mississippi University for Women, the position he held before returning to Ole Miss as chief of police in July 2008.

Sellers is a 1997 Ole Miss graduate with a bachelor’s degree in public administration with emphasis in criminal justice. A certified Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer, Sellers has additional training in juvenile justice, domestic violence and cyber crimes investigation. He is a certified instructor in counterterrorism and courses in Community Emergency Responders Team and Basic Physical Defense for Women.

Sellers and his wife, Diane, reside in Calhoun County.