OU Extended Campus adjunct instructor Jamie Shattuck was promoted to the rank of major with the Norman Police Department during a ceremony in February, after 23 years of service to the city.
The honor was bestowed on him just one day after his son, Bryce Shattuck, and son-in-law, Zachary “Blake” Matthews, graduated from Norman’s 58th police academy.
“I often tell people that, in life, I feel like I won the lottery,” he said to those assembled for the presentation. “I've been blessed with awesome parents. I have an awesome wife. My kids are outstanding. I've had an education. I've had an opportunity to work for the only place I've ever wanted to work. I am a complete believer in what we do here, and that's what drives me every day.”
“He leads by respect, not through authority or rank. His people respect him, and that's a big thing. His work ethic is strong. His dedication to the department's mission, vision and values is beyond compare.”
Shattuck became an officer with the Norman Police Department in 1997 and has served in a variety of roles during that time. With his promotion, Shattuck will command the investigations, communications and animal welfare units. He has also been selected to attend the FBI National Academy this summer in Quantico, Virginia, an honor granted to less than 1% of law enforcement professionals worldwide.
“He leads by respect, not through authority or rank,” said Norman Police Chief Kevin Foster. “His people respect him, and that's a big thing. His work ethic is strong. His dedication to the department's mission, vision and values is beyond compare.”
Shattuck has been an adjunct instructor with the OU Extended Campus School of Criminal Justice Studies for five years, regularly teaching a variety of criminal justice courses.
“He is a great asset to our Criminal Justice program and its students,” said Dr. Todd Wuestewald, associate professor and lead faculty member of the School of Criminal Justice Studies.
For more information about the School of Criminal Justice Studies, or to learn about additional educational opportunities for working adults, visit the OU Extended Campus website.