Terri Brown has been named Chief of Police at Florida State University

Brown will succeed Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police David L. Perry, who has resigned to accept a post at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Perry has served as FSU chief of police since 2006, and he was given the additional title of Assistant Vice President in 2014. Perry’s final day at FSU will be August 30.

Brown is a 28-year veteran of the FSU Police Department and has served as Deputy Chief of Police since 2018. She is a 2014 graduate of the FBI National Academy, an intensive, 10-week school focusing on command-level development, senior leadership, cutting-edge law enforcement techniques and the latest response to national criminal trends.

Brown was honored with the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s President’s Award earlier this year and was the association’s first Outstanding Command Officer of the Year in 2016. She has twice been named FSUPD Officer of the Year.

“FSUPD will continue to provide Florida State University with a safe environment conducive to the goals of education and research,” Brown said. “As chief of police, I will make sure we have a seamless transition as FSUPD continues to support the mission of the Florida State University by promoting a safe and secure higher education environment while providing proactive police and customer-related services aimed at reducing crime. I’m very proud to be a part of this incredible institution.”

Perry will begin his duties at UNC Chapel Hill next month. “I am extremely proud of all the things we’ve been able to accomplish at Florida State as a team and how we have persevered through several significant events,” Perry said. “I will always consider FSU a home.”

The FSU Police Department is a fully accredited law enforcement agency employing approximately 80 sworn officers and is responsible for law enforcement, campus access and security services, and emergency management on campus properties.