TROY, Ala. (WDHN) – Troy University has announced its new pick for the university’s police chief.
The university picked Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Capt. George Beaudry as the chief out of candidates in a nationwide search.
“Chief Beaudry has a history of community engagement in law enforcement, enjoys a solid reputation for leading a diverse force of deputies and has strong credentials from his training and educational background,” said Dr. John Schmidt, Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services. “We are pleased to welcome Chief Beaudry to the Troy University family.”
Beaudry has worked in law enforcement for nearly 30 years, some of which include four years of work in the United States Air Force. His educational credits include a bachelor’s degree in justice and public safety degree from Auburn University Montgomery, training from the FBI National Academy, and command staff and leadership training at the National Command and Staff College in North Carolina.
Beaudry worked as a deputy sheriff captain in Montgomery County since 1995 and led the patrol division since 2015.
He previously worked in the MCSO’s patrol, investigative, administrative and special operations divisions.
As Troy’s chief, Beaudry wants the focus to be on department transparency and online outreach
“The biggest point for me initially is accessibility,” he said. “I want students and parents to know they have direct access to me and our officers as well. I want our entire community to know that I’m here and available to them.”
“From the chief down to the lowest ranking officer, we will be accessible to the community we serve,” he added.
He officially assumes command of the department Oct. 1.