Northwestern State University introduced four new campus police officers to the university community this week. The new patrol officers are Officer Macy Coleman, Officer Rachel Head, Officer Sunni Nelson and Officer Desireé Robinson.
Coleman is a native of Brewton’s Mill. She graduated from Calvin High School where she was involved in art and Future Business Leaders of America. She received a President Honor’s Scholarship and an Opportunity Scholarship to attend Northwestern State where she majored in criminal justice and minored in English. She was involved with the Criminal Justice Club and was awarded two more criminal justice scholarships, the Marion T. Loftin Scholarship and the Doyle and Barbara Bailey Criminal Justice Scholarship. She graduated in May.
“I wanted to choose a career for myself that I could be proud of, that meant something to other people and a community,” Coleman said. “I have always felt passionate about our nation’s law enforcement, and I wanted to be apart of this movement to help better lives.”
Nelson was born in Lafayette and moved to Natchitoches five years ago to pursue a master’s degree. After graduation, she worked for the university while taking more classes and began a career in law enforcement at the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office where she “found a passion for helping others and serving the community,” she said. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in clinical psychology.
Head is a native of Sikes and enjoys reading and outdoor activities.
“I fell in love with Natchitoches for its beautiful simplicity and Northwestern for its small and beautiful campus community,” she said. “I moved here and started school within a year of coming here. I became a police officer to help an entire community one individual at a time, for problem-solving and a strong determination to uphold the law.”
Robinson, 22, was born in Germany where her father, now with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department, was stationed in the military and she grew up in Baton Rouge. She went to work with NSU Police in April, shortly before graduating with a degree in criminal justice. She intends to pursue a master’s degree in homeland security and would eventually like to work for the FBI.
“These officers, along with the rest of the NSU Police Department, are committed to serving students and maintaining a safe, secure environment for the entire university community,” said NSU Police Chief Jon Caliste. “Our first priority is the safety of every person who steps foot on campus and these officers are joining a well-trained team.”
New Police Officers:
The Northwestern State University Police Department hired four new patrol officers. They are, from left, Officer Sunni Nelson, Officer Rachel Head, Officer Macy Coleman and Officer Desireé Robinson.