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Morehead State Police hires new officer

The Morehead State University Police Department (MSUPD) has a new member on the force with the swearing in of Officer Harley Catron Wednesday, Oct. 2.  

Catron is a graduate of Montgomery County High School and Berea College. She played softball at Berea College and competed in Italy on The National Select Team. Catron also is a graduate of the Kentucky State Police Academy and a former Bath County sheriff's deputy. She currently resides in Mt. Sterling.   

"She had good training with the police academy, and she has a good personality that will make her fit in well in a university environment," said MSUPD Chief Merrell Harrison. "I'm excited that she's accepted employment here and I think she will work well with the students, faculty and staff here at the University."   

The MSUPD has officers on patrol 24-7 to serve the campus community. For more information about the MSUPD, visit  

For non-emergencies, email, call 606-783-2035 or use the LiveSafe app. In an emergency, always call 911. 

Photo: Officer Harley Catron was sworn in Wednesday, Oct. 2, by MSU Board of Regents Secretary and Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Dr. Jacqueline Graves.