October 24, 2016
Jermaine Thomas, who has served in the Louisburg College Campus Safety and Police Department since 2013, has been chosen to lead the department. Thomas’ appointment as director was made after a national search, said Vice President for Student Life Jason Modlin.
“His strong work ethic and dedication for serving students led to his appointment as Police Corporal in September 2014, a role in which he was second in command to the Chief and supervisor for Campus Police operations,” Modlin said.
Thomas had been acting chief since May, when Chief Vicki Reid resigned from the position.
Prior to coming to Louisburg College, Thomas, a native of Boston, Mass., worked as an officer in the Town of Wendell Police Department from 2004 to 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University and an advanced law enforcement certificate from the N.C. Training and Standards Commission.
Thomas’ favorite aspect of campus policing is the opportunity to build relationships with and mentor young men and women. He serves as an official mentor in the College's Horizon mentoring program and as an advisor to the College's step team.
As chief, Thomas is committed to strengthening the campus police agency to serve and protect the campus and surrounding community. He has already established relationships with local law enforcement and emergency service agencies in an effort to ensure the College continues to be a good neighbor in Louisburg and Franklin County.
When away from the campus, Thomas enjoys spending time with his family and coaching in a women’s softball league, where he continues to mentor young people.