Chief Terence M. Calloway, MJATerence M. Calloway currently serves as Florida A&M University’s Asst. VP of Safety/Chief of Police. He has over 21 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to becoming Florida A&M University’s Chief, he served Austin Peay State University from 2012-2013 as the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety.
During his law enforcement career, Calloway has served as a Patrol Officer, DARE Officer, School Resource Officer, Vice Officer, and Lieutenant.
During Calloway's leadership tenure, the department has experienced many advancements: an increase in the number of officers; reduction in crime over the last 3 years; enhanced technology by outfitting each police officer with mobile data terminals to improve communication and response times through updated communications and 911 equipment; ; helped the department ascertain Accreditation for the 1st time in its history; increased training and preparedness; improved relationships with the campus and Big Bend communities, which included establishing the Student Escort Team.
Calloway has a passionate interest and focus on leadership development of his staff. While at FAMU he has been able to re-energize the police department and advance its reputation as a respected police department through training, discipline, accountability, and stimulating creativity and growth.
Chief Calloway holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from David N. Myers University, and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Tiffin University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 244, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) and FBI Great Lakes Leadership Seminar (GLLS), Florida’s Chief Executive Seminar Class 49.
He is a member of the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and the National Organization of Blacks in Law Enforcement (NOBLE). Chief Calloway was selected as the 2015 State Law Enforcement Chief’s Association “Leader of Year”