We are excited to announce the appointment of Jason Cullum as the new Chief of Safety and Security for the University of Evansville. Cullum will begin his new role at the start of the Spring 2020 semester.

Mr. Cullum brings a wide range of experiences to the University. With more than 25 years in law enforcement - locally, nationally, and internationally - his experience will allow us to strategically identify and implement future initiatives while continuing to provide excellent safety services to our campus community.

Mr. Cullum served in South Korea from 1991-1995 as a law enforcement specialist with the United States Air Force where he was the Korean National Police Liaison and named the 380th Security Police Squadron Law Enforcement Specialist of the Year in 1993. Mr. Cullum has served the Evansville community as part of the Evansville Police Department for 21 years where he holds certifications for crime prevention, field training officer, law enforcement instructor, crisis communications, crisis management, and more. Since 2012, Mr. Cullum has served as EPD’s Public Information Officer. He also served as a senior law enforcement fellow with the US Department of Justice in Washington D.C. Additionally, his professional responsibilities and personal engagement in the Evansville community include the Cops Connecting with Kids program and 911 Gives Hope, both of which are indicative of his commitment to servant leadership and leading by example. 

Additionally, as you know, at the end of this semester, Harold Matthews will retire as Director of Safety and Security after 34 years of service to the University. A retirement reception will be held for him in the Ridgway University Center, Wednesday, December 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Please join us in wishing Mr. Matthews the best during his retirement, and welcoming Mr. Cullum to the UE family when he joins us in January.