Police and Campus Safety
Meet the Staff
Andrew MacPherson, Director
Chief MacPherson has been with Grayson College since November of 2003, starting as a patrol officer. He was promoted to Chief on February 1, 2011 upon the retirement of Chief Tim Green. Chief MacPheson is the third Director of Public Safety Grayson College Police Department since its inception in the 1980's. Chief MacPherson currently serves as the Chief Law Enfrocement Officer for the Department as well as the Director of Emergency Management.
Chief MacPherson has been in law enforcement since 2000, where he started as a communications officer with the Grayson County Sheriff's Office. While at GCSO he served as a part time Civil Deputy and Reserve Patrol Deupty. From GCSO he went to Tioga PD where he served as a patrol officer for a little over a year. After Tioga, Chief MacPherson then served with the Highland Village Police Department for approximately one year before coming to Grayson College. He currently holds a Master Peace Officers License, Mental Health Officers Certification and a Basic Instructors Certification from TCOLE and holds his Associates degree of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Grayson College, and Bachelor or Arts degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University and is currently working towards his Masters degree in the same field.
Officer Kirk Roberts
Officer Kirk Roberts has been with Grayson College since October 2014. He began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a patrol officer for the city of Pampa Texas. In 1989 he continued his career as a deputy sheriff for Randall County in Canyon/Amarillo Texas. He worked both in the jail and on patrol and promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He holds a Master Peace Officer License and a Master Jailer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He retired from Randall County in 2013 and he and his wife Hilary moved to Grayson County that same year.
Officer Saavedra has been with Grayson College since March 2012. He started his law enforcement career at Grayson College. He is a graduate of the 83rd day class at Texoma Regional Police Academy, here at Grayson College. He served as United States Marine with U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 2002 until 2015 and then joined the United States Air Force Reserve where he currently serves as a reservist. He is currently working on his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Grayson College.
Officer Tim Overbey
Officer Overbey has been with Grayson College since October 2014. He is a 1978 graduate of Grayson College with an Associate Degree in criminal justice, and is also a 1980 graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice.
Officer Overbey began his law enforcement career with the Allen Police Department in 1980 where he served till 1988. Officer Overbey then worked with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office from 1988 until his retirement in 2010. Officer Overbey holds a Master Peace Officer License from TCOLE along with being a licensed Hostage Negotiator, Firearms instructor, TCOLE Instructor, and Mental Health Peace Officer.
Officer Sam Hays
Officer Tana Pirtle
Officer Clayton Wilder
Officer Odis Luper
Odis Lupe is a retired 20 year veteran of the Denison Police Department. Odis Luper began working for Denison Police Department on January 1, 1985. He worked patrol division for twelve years, SWAT TEAM three years and Criminal Investigations for four years. The last three years with the department he worked as Denison high school, school resource officer. In 2005 Odis Luper was hired by Denison Independence School District as Security and Truancy Officer. He now is head of campus police and is the director or emergency operations. Luper began working for Grayson County College Police Department in May 2014
Officer Ron Brown
Investigator Brown has been with Grayson College since June of 2015. Prior to beginning his law enforcement career, he proudly served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. In 1970 he joined the Dallas Police Department. After 28 years of service, he retired from Dallas in 1998 with the rank of lieutenant.
In 1998 Investigator Brown was elected as the Constable of Pct. 8 in Grayson County. He was elected for a second term in 2000. In 2000 Investigator Brown began a new career working for the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office. He retired for the Sherriff’s Office with the rank of Chief Deputy in 2014, after 14 years of service.
Investigator Brown graduated with honors from Abilene Christian University, earning a degree in Criminal Justice. He is a Master Peace Officer, and a TCOLE certified instructor.
Officer Shaun Hopkins
Officer Andrew White
Officer James Harris
Judy Ellis, Records Manager and Adminstrative Assistant
Records Coordinator Judy Ellis has been with Grayson College since July of 2007. She began as Enrollment Specialist for the Center for Workplace Learning. In October of 2009 she transferred to Grayson College Police Department as a clerk. Mrs. Ellis now does all of the UCR, Statistical and Cleary Reports for the police department and maintains all case report and officer personnel records.