Chief of Police
Bruce Harber is a 1991 graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Professional
Studies Degree, and in 2014 he received a Master's degree in Strategic Leadership
from the university. He is a 1997 graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy (190th Session)
and has been a State-certified police officer since 1976. He began working for the
University in January 2000 as the Associate Director of Public Safety and was appointed
Director in January 2002. In 2014, Bruce became the Assistant Vice President for Administration
and Chief of Police. Prior to joining the University, Bruce was a Major with the Memphis
Police Department where he served for more than 25 years in various assignments.
In 2004, he served as the President of the Memphis Metropolitan Association of Chiefs
of Police (MMACP). The MMACP's membership consists of local, state, and federal law
enforcement agency leaders from throughout the Memphis area, and exists to enhance
inter-agency communication and cooperation. Bruce is also a member of the Tennessee
Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP) and serves on the TACP's Education Committee,
which consists of all public and private campus police agencies in the state.