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New officers join VSU’s police department

This semester, VSU welcomes to its police department new officers Caleb Reid, Cody Engleman and Artesia Frederick.

Reid was born in Florida and is brand new to both Valdosta and VSU. He begins school next summer. Here’s how he’s coping with the new changes.

Q: Why did you choose to become a police officer?

A: I just always like interacting with the public. It’s been in my family.

 

Q: How long have you been with VSU?

A: Three weeks.

 

Q: How’s it been so far?

A: It’s been good.

 

Q: What is the most exciting thing about being an officer?

A: I like interacting with students and faculty and helping them where we can. We can’t fix the problem, but we can help. I’ve [also] enjoyed the football games [and] seeing team spirit.

 

Q: What is your ultimate goal as a police officer?

A: I would like to grow with this department.

 

Q: Additional info?

A: [Students] feel free to come to us and talk to us.

 

Fun Facts:

Q: Favorite Food?

A: Steak and mashed potatoes.

 

Q: Favorite place to visit?

A: Montana [because] I love the mountains [and] the temperature.

 

Q: Favorite movie?

A: Any John Wayne movie.

 

Q: One word to describe yourself?

A: Honest.

 

Though Engleman is a Valdosta native, he’s new to the campus community. Here’s how he’s dealing with becoming acquainted with the VSU atmosphere.

 

Q: Why did you choose to become a police officer?

A: I just like doing it.

 

Q: What previous experience do you have in law enforcement?

A: Lowndes County Jail for 2 ½ years as jail officer.

 

Q: How was that?

A: [It was] interesting. [I] dealt with different types of personalities.

 

Q: How long have you been with VSU?

A: Around four or five months.

 

Q: What is the most exciting thing about being an officer?

A: Helping people out.

 

Q: So far, what has been the toughest thing to get used to?

A: Different forms of paperwork

 

Q: What are some good things that you’ve noticed about VSU?

A: I think it’s the cleanest school around here compared to other schools.

 

Q: What is your ultimate goal as a police officer?

A: Move higher in ranks in Valdosta.

 

Q: Additional info?

A: I enjoy it here. [I] can deal with people more [compared to Lowndes County jail].

Fun Facts:

Q: Favorite food?

A: Chicken and BBQ sauce.

 

Q: Favorite place to visit?

A: The beach.

 

Q: Favorite T.V. Show?

A: Spartacus.

 

Q: One word to describe self?

A: Honest.

 

Frederick is currently in the police academy in Tifton and could not be contacted at the time of publication.

 

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