Changes at the Sewanee Police Department
Marie Ferguson is stepping down from her position as chief of police in Sewanee, effective July 15. Vice-Chancellor John McCardell has asked Assistant Chief Troy Huffines to assume the duties of acting chief as of July 15. Huffines has been with the police department since 2017.
Chief Ferguson joined the Sewanee Police Department in 1999 and became chief in late 2012. During her tenure, she improved the department’s use of technology, implemented the use of the LiveSafe app by dispatchers, and established training and mentorship in the department.
“Marie has served with distinction in a most challenging position. Her leadership, her judgment, and her utter professionalism have earned the respect of the entire Sewanee community,” said McCardell. “While we will sorely miss Chief Marie’s leadership on campus, I am pleased that she will remain an active part of the Sewanee community. And I am confident that the SPD will continue to function smoothly under Troy’s leadership while we determine the appropriate next steps.”