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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota has announced Bryant Jackson as the director of the University Police Department (UPD). Jackson has served as interim director since May 2021.
Jackson has been with UPD for six years and has served in a variety of roles, including assistant director, administrative sergeant, patrol sergeant and university law enforcement officer.
As director, Jackson is committed to creating trust and transparency between law enforcement and the campus community.
“I am dedicated to creating and developing a professional and highly trained department to serve USD,” Jackson said. “UPD pledges to ensure we foster a safe environment for all students, staff, faculty and visitors.”
Jackson grew up in Yankton, South Dakota, and received his B.A. in Transportation and Logistics Management and his M.A. in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University. He is currently completing his Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education at USD.
Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.