Jason Ellis, Police Chief
Ellis is a 1998 graduate of ACU and also holds a master’s degree in dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University. He joined ACU in 2021 after 23 years with the Frisco Police Department, more than 16 of those years in management and leadership roles. He previously served as supervisor of the School Resource Officer program for Frisco ISD, led the crisis negotiations team for several years and implemented a new peer support program for the police department.
Bucky Wright, Lieutenant
Wright joined the ACU Police Department in March 2020 after 20 years in the San Diego, California, area. He has 22 years of law enforcement experience as a forensic specialist, police officer and detective working homicide, narcotics and gangs. He was also a sergeant and member of the peer support team.
Teri Tilly, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police
Tilly has been with ACU for 12 years. She oversees the functioning of the police department office, including parking enforcement, student workers and dispatching of ACU police officers. She monitors Abilene Police Department radio traffic in the university’s immediate area for possible assistance from ACU police.