TROY – Troy University officials have named John McCall as chief of police of its University Police Department.
McCall, who recently retired from the Montgomery Police Department as a captain, has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience, and is a 1991 criminal justice graduate of Troy University.
"We are pleased to welcome Chief McCall back to the TROY family," said Dr. John Dew. "His experience in innovative law enforcement will provide a new dimension of leadership for our department and the welfare of our students."
While a student at TROY, McCall, who minored in music, was a member of "The Sound of the South Marching Band," serving two years as its vice president and was the recipient of the Paul Yoder Scholarship for Excellence in Music and Leadership. He was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity and a Fitzgerald (Ga.) High School graduate.
A Certified Motorcycle Enforcement Officer and Accident Investigator, McCall's law enforcement training includes the Advanced Criminal Justice Academy, and training at the NCO Academy and Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base. He is a member of the Police Benevolent Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Alabama Chiefs of Police Association. A former Dixie Youth Baseball Coach and Cub Scout leader, McCall is currently governor-elect of the Alabama-West Florida District of Civitan International.
He and wife Stephanie, also a TROY alumna, have two sons, Justin, 16, and John Keith, 20.