Quentin Holmes named interim GSU Police Chief

Grambling State University officials announced Friday that Dr. Quentin Holmes has been appointed the institution’s new Interim Chief of the University Police Department and Special Advisor to the COO for Public Safety. 


“Dr. Holmes continuous leadership has helped consistently grow safety and the student experience on our campus,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “We look forward to his contributions during this interim period and on an ongoing basis as a special advisor.”  


Dr. Holmes is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Jackson State University.

Since, 2017, Dr. Holmes has served as a visiting professor in Grambling State’s Department of Criminal Justice.

He is best known for serving law enforcement in the City of Monroe, Louisiana, for more than 20 years, including six years as Chief of Police.   

Effective August 9, 2019, Dr. Holmes will take over as both interim Chief of Police and permanent special advisor for public safety; leading the Office of University Police.