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.
Cpt. Mark Bergstrom has served the University of North Texas since 1994, beginning his career as a part-time UNT Community Services Officer, while completing his studies. In 1996, he graduated from UNT and was hired as a police officer. During his career, Captain Bergstrom has worked and served as a supervisor in every police department division: Operations (Patrol), Investigations, and Administration. As a member of the executive command staff, he currently oversees Support Services for the department.
Support Services is responsible for national accreditation compliance through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (ICLEA), police dispatch, community relations, training, recruiting, information technology, alarm services, fleet operations, quartermaster, and UNT Discovery Park police operations.
Captain Bergstrom is a certified TCOLE Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Armorer. His personal awards include the UNT Police Department Supervisor of the year, UNT Staff Contribution Award, Police Commendation, and a Life Saving Award.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration - Strategic Management from UNT, and is a graduate of the 55th School of Executive Leadership at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. Prior to working at UNT, Captain Bergstrom proudly served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
Captain David Owen In Memoriam
Cpt. David Owen currently supervises Field Services for the police department, which consists of the patrol and special events planning. His prior experience in the department includes supervising the Administration Division, serving as a criminal investigator and serving as a patrol officer.
Capt. Owen has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from Midwestern State University and a graduate certificate in criminal justice education from the University of Virginia. Capt. Owen has attended several leadership training programs including the 270th session of the FBI National Academy, IACLEA’s Executive Development Institute, and ILEA’s 100th School of Police Supervision.
Capt. Owen is a certified TCOLE Master Peace Officer and Police Instructor. He has served on UNT’s Student Support Task Force, and has earned a Police Commendation and the Excellence in Public Service award, as well as been recognized by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
Cpt. Jeremy Polk is a UNT alumnus who has served UNT Police Department for 13 years. He currently leads Investigative Services where he oversees investigations, records and evidence.
He began his law enforcement career in 2007, 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, Conflict De-Escalation, and other topics as needs arise.
He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Tarleton State University, a Master of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas and is “ABD” toward a Ph.D. in Music Education and Psychology. Although no longer working in the education field, these past experiences and degrees have still greatly contributed to Capt. Polk’s development as a law enforcement officer.
Cpt. Chris Deaton is a University of North Texas (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. 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.
Cpt. 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.
Cpt. 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.
Lieutenant Edward Fleming
Lt. Eddie Fleming has served the University of North Texas (UNT) Police Department for over 20 years. He is a patrol lieutenant in Field Services and oversees shifts B and D. Patrol is the most visible part of the department, responding to calls and interacting with the community daily.
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
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 departments FTO program. He has previously served as a patrol officer, corporal and sergeant.
Lieutenant Ramona Washington
Lt. Ramona Washington joined the University of North Texas (UNT) Police Department in 2002 and currently serves as a supervisor in Investigative Services.
Throughout her 20 years of law enforcement experience, Lt. 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, Lt. Washington earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from UNT.
Lt. 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.