Director, Police Services
Bruce Harber is a 1991 graduate of the University with a Bachelor of Professional
Studies Degree (Police Administration) and attended graduate school at the University
(Education and Criminal Justice) and through the University of Virginia (Leadership).
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. Prior to joining the University, he was a Major with the Memphis
Police Department where he served for more than 25 years in various assignments.
In 2004, Bruce 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 is currently the chair of the TACP's Education
Committee, which consists of all public and private campus police agencies in the