Former Seminole Chief of Police Shane Marshall was recently hired as a full-time officer for the Seminole State College Police Department. Marshall brings with him over 23 years of law enforcement experience.

For the past year, Marshall has served as a part-time officer for the College’s Police Department. In his full-time role at SSC, Marshall will continue to assist the campus by training department personnel, students and employees with emergency preparedness and safety. He will also help the department maintain twenty-four-hour coverage of the campus, facilities, students, staff and guests.

SSC Chief of Police Louis Ross said, “The College is fortunate Marshall will be serving the campus community full-time. His experience and training will enhance our ability to provide excellent service to this institution.”

Marshall stated that SSC is an excellent fit for him. “This College has so many great people. I really looking forward to working with them and being a part of this campus,” he said.

Marshall retired from the Seminole Police Department in 2016 where he served his entire professional career. He began as a Dispatcher/Reserve Officer in 1993 and after three years became a Patrol Officer. In 2002, he was promoted to Detective where he served for the next 8 years until he assumed the role of Police Chief in 2010. During his time as a law enforcement officer, Marshall obtained over 1200 hours of continuing education credits and training throughout his career, including executive level training at Arkansas Leader in Little Rock, AR, Rural Executive Management Institute in Chicago, IL and New Chiefs Training in Oklahoma City, OK.

Marshall was born and raised just east of Seminole and graduated from Butner High School. He took concurrent classes at SSC and went on to get his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from East Central University. He has been a lifelong resident of Seminole where he and his wife Heather have raised their four boys, Kolten, Kendell, Bryce and Jordan.

Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Bill Knowles also expressed his excited to have Marshall join the SSC Police Department. “We are thrilled to have Shane on campus in a full-time capacity.  His wealth of police knowledge will help convey the importance of safety and security as we continue to update and improve these efforts on our campus.”

Marshall and the rest of the SSC Police Department are located inside the Walkingstick Student Services Building, Room 102. Campus police can be reached by phone at 405-382-9500 or 405-380-8989.