How K-9 Programs are Force Multipliers

How do you know if a K-9 program is right for you, and how do you get started?

North Greenville University (NGU) in Tigerville, S.C. offers its more than 2,500 undergraduate, online and graduate students strong academic programs, in addition to opportunities for spiritual growth, cultural enrichment and hands-on service.

It also provides students a safe and secure environment in which to learn and live, which is due to its campus security team, led by Campus Security Chief Rick Lee Morris. Chief Morris, who has been with NGU since 2001, has grown the department from three staff members to an armed para-law enforcement agency, offering 24 hours a day, seven days a week on-duty service, protection and law enforcement. The department employs 13 full-time officers, most with specialized skills. Chief Morris was a recipient of Security magazine’s Most Influential People in Security award in 2019.

One of the daily challenges that Chief Morris and his team face is the university’s location. NGU sits on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in S.C. and is located 18 miles away from Greenville, the state’s largest metropolitan area. “We’re in the middle of nowhere, so we have to plan accordingly for any type of interaction or any threat that might materialize,” says Chief Morris. Read More