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Liberal Arts Graduates

Chief Alan Crump

What I do now:
I am currently serving as the Chief of Police for the City of Shreveport Police Department.

My work/job consists of:
My job consists of ensuring the safety of the citizens of Shreveport, as well as the safety of our Officers, and building strong relationships between the Shreveport Police Department and the citizens of this great city.

Path to my current career position (how I got from the past to the present):
I started my career with SPD in April of 1992 and have served in various capacities throughout my 24 years of service. I gave my very best effort to serve honorably in every assignment/capacity in the department. Therefore, it is my belief that God plotted this course; I just had to willingly follow.

How I got to LSUS (or why I chose LSUS):
I chose LSUS because it offered my interested field of study and had a very good reputation as a secondary institution of learning.

Fond memories of LSUS:
I remember most the student/instructor interaction and the open discussions that were engineered on various topics. The instructors kept the classes interesting, and that sparked learning.

LSUS faculty who helped me:
Dr. Bernadette Palombo was very instrumental in my success at LSUS, as well as Dr. Richard Georgia.

How LSUS helped me succeed:
LSUS helped me achieve success by providing professors who cared and were passionate about teaching.

Advice to college-bound students:
My advice to college-bound students is to always prepare for the unexpected, thereby having an alternate plan when and/or if obstacles arise.

Advice to someone who wants to enter my field:
If you are interested in law enforcement, I would advise you to truly consider if you are willing to serve people.

Tips on choosing a major or career:
Choose a career that you are passionate about. Be willing to be fully committed to the duty of your chosen profession.

My toughest professional challenge:
My toughest professional challenge was trying to convince myself that I could be the Chief of Police.

My toughest personal challenge:
My toughest personal challenge was accepting my calling into the ministry.

Successes (honors, awards, etc.) in my life:
I've received various letters of commendation, and unit citation awards. I was an Instructor at the Caddo Theological Seminary.

I've learned this from life:
What I've learned from this life is that one must be true to him/herself in order to truly find contentment.

What I'd be doing if I had all the time in the world:
If I had all the time in the world, I would spend it telling as many people as I could about the goodness of God.

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