Masks are required as the campus is at red status.


The UCA Police Department falls under the Office of the President. Chief John D. Merguie reports to UCA Chief of Staff Amy Whitehead.

Our organization is outlined below. Our organizational chart is available for download by clicking here.

Amy Whitehead, UCA Chief of Staff

  • John D. Merguie, Chief of Police
    • Ms. Kathy Runge, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police
    • Ms. Carol Walton, Emergency Management Coordinator
    • Captain Chris Bentley, Administrative Services Bureau Commander
    • Captain Justin Tapley, Support Services Commander
      • Sergeant. Michael Hopper, Public Information Officer, Standards and Training
      • Lieutenant Mike Shaw, Criminal Investigations Division
      • Detective Shad Foley, Criminal Investigations Division
      • Ms. Holli Reeves, Records and Communications Manager
        • Ms. Katie Ray, Parking Services Division
    • Lieutenant Jamie Boothe, Patrol Services Commander
      •  Sergeant Kevin Ford, Team A Supervisor
      • Sergeant Zack Hill, Team B Supervisor
      • Sergeant Keith Robinson, Team C Supervisor