Chief Ed Reynolds

Chief Ed Reynolds

Ed Reynolds has served as Chief of Police of the University of North Texas (UNT) Police Department since November 2015. He oversees three units and 65 full-time employees on the university campus that serves over 39,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff members.

Chief Reynolds began his law enforcement career with UNT in 1994. He has also served the department as a police officer, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant and deputy chief. He has supervised every unit within the department including operations, investigations, and administration. 

He led the department’s successful effort to become nationally accredited in 2006 by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, a distinction that fewer than 7% of law enforcement agencies nationwide achieve. 

In 2018, Chief Reynolds was selected as the Campus Safety Director of the Year by Campus Safety Magazine.

Chief Reynolds holds a master peace officer, firearms, and instructor license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.  He earned an associate degree in criminal justice from North Central Texas College and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UNT. He attended the UNT police academy and graduated as valedictorian. 

 

Captain Jeremy Polk

Captain Jeremy Polk

Capt. 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 accreditation, training, community relations, IT, police services at Discovery Park/UNT Frisco, and dispatch/communications center.

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. Capt. 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, and Captain in 2019.

He holds a Texas Master Peace Officer license with several instructor certifications, including Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Spanish, Police Driving, Conflict De-Escalation, 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 from the University of North Texas. He is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at UNT.

Captain Christopher Deaton

Captain Chris Deaton

Capt. 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 Field Services, which includes patrol and special events planning. He is also the department’s Hiring Manager, overseeing recruitment and hiring of full-time personnel. Prior to that, he was a lieutenant in Support Services and supervised recruiting and hiring, training, community relations, police and security services at Discovery Park, and parts of Clery Act compliance. 

Capt. Deaton began his law enforcement career after graduating from UNT, and has been a supervisor in patrol, investigations and administration. He was awarded the Excellence in Public Service Award in 2005.

Capt. 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.. Capt. Deaton currently serves as the Treasurer for the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators (TACUPA). 

Captain Ramona Washington

Captain Ramona Washington

Capt. Ramona Washington joined the University of North Texas (UNT) Police Department in 2002 and currently serves as the Investigative Services commander.

Throughout her 20+ years of law enforcement experience, Capt. 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, Capt. Washington earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from UNT. She is scheduled to graduate the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College in 2022.

Capt. 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 specializes in investigating family violence and sexual assault offenses.

Lieutenant Edward Fleming

Lieutenant Eddie Fleming

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.

Lieutenant Christopher Boesch

Lieutenant Christopher Boesch

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.

Lieutenant Clair Barnes

Lieutenant Clair Barnes

Lieutenant Clair Barnes joined the UNT Police Department in May 2020 and currently leads the detectives assigned to Investigative Services.

Clair started his career in 1994 with the Amarillo Police Department as a patrol officer before joining the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1998, commissioning as a Trooper in 1999 and promoting to Sergeant in 2005. Clair was promoted to Texas Ranger in 2013 and worked closely with Denton area law enforcement investigating a variety of violent crimes until honorably retiring in 2020.

Clair holds a Master Peace Officer and Instructor license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and instructs a variety of police subjects. He has a bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in police leadership and management.

Lieutenant John DeLong

Lieutenant John DeLong

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. 

Throughout his 17 years of law enforcement experience, Lt. DeLong was 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.

Lieutenant Kevin Crawford

Lieutenant Kevin Crawford

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.