Auburn University named a new executive director over the Department of Campus Safety and Security.
FBI supervisory special agent Kelvin F. King will take on his new position beginning Oct. 1. He succeeds former executive director Melvin Owens, who retired in 2016, and interim executive director Chance Corbett.
King retires from the FBI this month with more than 27 years of distinguished service, including 14 years in the Opelika/Auburn office as the senior resident agent. He was responsible for day-to-day operations such as providing investigative leadership and guidance to agents.
King comes to Auburn from the FBI Mobile (Alabama) Division’s Montgomery satellite office where he has served since 2013 as supervisory senior resident agent.
He is currently in charge of the division’s counterintelligence, cyber and computer analysis response team efforts for the Southern and Middle districts of Alabama, consisting of 36 counties and a population of more than 2.5 million.
In addition to his time in the Mobile Division, King also served as a supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Inspection Division in Washington, D.C. Over the course of his career, he has received multiple letters of commendation from the FBI director’s office as well as state and local law enforcement leadership.
Chief Paul Register of the Auburn Police Division says, “Kelvin has a long-standing relationship with the Auburn Police Division. His experience will be a great addition to the Campus Safety and Security team; He’s a great fit for Auburn University.”
King began his law enforcement career in 1987 with the Fulton County (Georgia) Police Department.