Chief. Ramona Washington joined the University of North Texas (UNT) Police Department in 2002.
Throughout her 20+ years of law enforcement experience, Chief Washington has worked as a detention officer, patrol officer, criminal investigator, police instructor, and currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at North Central Texas College and the University of North Texas.
In 2001, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. In 2015, Chief Washington earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from UNT. She is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College.
Chief Washington holds a Master Peace Officer certificate through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). She is also a TCOLE Certified Police Instructor who instructs topics including Sexual Assault Investigations, Non-Biased Policing, Non-Fatal Strangulation Investigations, and Cultural Diversity. She is also an active member in National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE).
Assistant Chief Jeremy Polk is a UNT alumnus who has served UNT Police Department since 2007. He currently leads Support Services where he oversees the department's detectives, accreditation, training, community relations, IT and police services at Discovery Park/UNT Frisco.
He began his law enforcement career after a career change from teaching music in public school and as a full-time faculty member at UNT. Chief Polk strives to make positive impacts in people's lives through community policing practices. He was awarded Officer of the Year in 2009, promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011, Lieutenant in 2016, Captain in 2019 and Assistant Chief in 2023.
He holds a Texas Master Peace Officer license with several instructor certifications, including Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Spanish, Police Driving, Conflict De-Escalation, Legal Update, and other topics as needs arise. He is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College.
He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Tarleton State University, a Master of Music Education degree and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration, both from UNT
Assistant Chief Chris Deaton is a UNT alumnus who has served the UNT Police Department full-time since 2003. Prior to graduation, he worked as a part-time Community Service Officer with the department. He currently supervises Police Operations, which includes patrol, community engagement, dispatch, property/evidence, recruitment and hiring, and special events planning.
Chief Deaton has served as a supervisor in every area of the department, including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Administration. He received the Excellence in Public Service Award in 2005 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2006, Sergeant in 2007, Lieutenant in 2017, Captain in 2020, and Assistant Chief in 2023. During the 2022/2023 academic year, he served as UNT's Interim Sr. Director of Transportation Services while continuing his duties at the police department.
Chief Deaton holds a Master Peace Officer and police instructor license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). He has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from the University of North Texas. He has also graduated from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration's School of Police Supervision and 59th School of Executive Leadership.
He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators (TACUPA).
Lt. John DeLong joined the UNT Police Department in 2009. Before serving the UNT community, he began his law enforcement career with the Irving Police Department in 2004, where he worked as a patrol officer. He also was a Reserve Officer for the Denton Police Department for several years.
Lt. DeLong has worked as a patrol officer, community relations officer, criminal investigator, patrol sergeant and currently serves as a Lieutenant in Support Services at UNT Discovery Park. Lt. DeLong oversees the Public Safety Officers (PSOs) and police services at the Discovery Park and UNT Frisco Campuses.
Lt. DeLong is a Master Peace Officer with a certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as a Firearms Instructor. Lt. DeLong is also a graduate from the ILEA School of Police Supervision and ILEA School of Executive Leadership. Lt. DeLong is certified through the American Crime Prevention Institute as a Crime Prevention Specialist and the Texas Crime Prevention Association in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. He has won the Excellence in Public Service, the Steve Miller Outstanding Employee and Life Saving awards.
In 2001, Lt. DeLong graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Wellness Promotion. He was also a member of the NWOSU baseball team. After he graduated college and before law enforcement, Lt. DeLong worked as a fitness manager and in the oil and gas industry.
Lt. Kevin Crawford currently serves as a patrol lieutenant in Field Services, where he oversees two patrol shifts. Lt. Crawford has been with the University of North Texas (UNT) Police Department since 2007, where he has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, community relations officer, training coordinator, and patrol supervisor. He is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified instructor and Master Peace Officer. Lt. Crawford's other certifications include Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event Instructor (CRASE), Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioner (CPTED), and FEMA's Site Protection Observations Techniques (SPOT) Trainer.
In 2015, Lt. Crawford received Officer of the Year for the UNT Police Department and in 2018 was awarded UNT's prestigious Steve Miller Award.
Prior to joining the UNT Police Department, Lt. Crawford served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. for six years. He is currently working on completing his Bachelor in Applied Arts and Sciences degree through UNT.
Lt. Eddie Fleming has served the UNT Police Department for over 20 years. He is a lieutenant in Support Services and oversees officer training and TCOLE licensing requirements.
Lt. Fleming began his law enforcement career in 1998 after he worked in the reserve program with the Denton County Constables Office. He has twice received UNT Police Department's Supervisor of the Year award.
Lt Fleming is a Master Peace Officer and certified thermographer. He holds several instructor certifications, including Texas Commission on Law Enforcement instructor; Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) instructor; and Taser instructor.
He has an Associate's Degree in Administration of Justice from Shasta College in Redding, CA.
Lt. Chris Boesch currently serves as a patrol lieutenant in Field Services where he oversees shifts A and C. He was born in Lafayette, IN. and attended Purdue University where he was a member of the cross country and track teams. He graduated with a bachelor's of science in telecommunication, networking and database design in 2002 and began working as an IT professional for several years. He entered into law enforcement in 2006 as a Sheriff's Deputy for the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department in Lafayette, IN.
In 2011, Lt. Boesch moved to Texas and the University of North Texas Police Department. Lt. Boesch is a certified law enforcement instructor and teaches multiple subjects for the department, including defensive tactics, ATV and police bicycle training. Lt. Boesch has won a series of Supervisor of the Year awards in 2017 and 2018 and previously won a Distinguished Policing award for his efforts at revising the department's FTO program. He has previously served as a patrol officer, corporal and sergeant. In 2021, Boesch earned his Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from UNT.