Command Staff-University Police - Carnegie Mellon University

Chief Thomas A. Ogden Jr.

Chief Thomas A. Ogden Jr.

Chief of Police

Phone: 412-268-2328

Email: togden@andrew.cmu.edu

Chief Tom Ogden served  as a police officer for the Borough of Carnegie, PA in 1979. He served with the police department in the Municipality of Mt Lebanon PA  from 1980 to 2008.  He held all five ranking positions in  that department and served as chief for the last 10 years until his retirement.  Chief Ogden is a graduate of the PA State Police Academy and the 181st Session of the FBI National Academy.  He earned a bachelors degree in public administration from Point Park University and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Pittsburgh.  He began service with the CMU Police Department in September 2008. 

  • Member of the PA Accreditation Commission
  • 2009 President of the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association
  • Consultant for the Governors Center, PA Chiefs of Police, and several private entities

Lt. Joseph Meyers

Lt. Joseph Meyers

Commander of Operational Services

Phone: 412-268-4202

Email: meyersj@andrew.cmu.edu

Lt. Meyers started his career in 1978 with the Metropolitan Police Dept., Washington, D.C.  When he was there, he was assigned to Tactical Squad for two years. In 1981, Lt. Meyers joined the Dormont Borough Police Dept. In 1983, he joined the Pittsburgh Police Department.  After serving three years in patrol, he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Detective Bureau.  During the next 25 years, he worked in Burglary Squad, Robbery Squad and served the last ten years in the Homicide Squad.  During that time, he was promoted to various ranks of Detective, some of which included supervisory duties. 

Lt. Meyers retired in January, 2011 as one of only three First Grade Detectives in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

His education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Pittsburgh.  During his career, he has attended numerous and varied training and education programs.


Sgt. Nello Bruno

Sgt. Nello Bruno

Administrative Sergeant

Phone: 412-268-3544

Email: nabruno@andrew.cmu.edu

Sgt. Bruno began his law enforcement career with Ocean City Police Department (MD) in 2001.  He joined the Carnegie Mellon University Police Department in 2004.   In 2010, Sgt. Bruno was assigned as the department’s Criminal Investigator.  In 2013, Sgt Bruno was promoted to Police Sergeant and was assigned to supervise a patrol shift.  In 2015, Sgt. Bruno was reassigned as the Administrative Segeant.  Sgt. Bruno obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies from Fort Hays State University. 


Sgt. Randall Bauer

Patrol Sergeant

Phone: 412-268-3309

Email: rfbauer@andrew.cmu.edu

Sgt. Bauer joined the Carnegie Mellon University Police in 2010, after spending 3 years with the North Charleston Police Department (SC).  He graduated from Utica College with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.  He also earned a Masters Degree in Law and Public Policy from California University of Pennsylvania.  He was promoted to Sergeant in August 2014 after serving nearly a year as acting sergeant.

 


Sgt. Michael Cavaliere

Sgt. Michael Cavaliere

Patrol Sergeant

Phone: 412-268-3524

Email: mcavalie@andrew.cmu.edu

Sergeant Cavaliere earned his Bachelor's Degree at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania during the spring of 2008.  He graduated with a Major in Criminology and a Minor in Sociology.  He then attended the Allegheny County Police Training Academy where he became Act 120 certified later that year.  He began his career as a Police Officer serving as a Patrolman for the Ohio Township Police Department for two years. He was then employed as a Patrolman with the Carnegie Mellon University Police Department during the fall of 2010.  Since then he has served our department as a Patrolman, Shift Coordinator, Field Training Officer and Firearms Instructor.  He became the department's Acting Sergeant in 2015 before he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2016.

Rhonda Diercks

Rhonda Diercks

PLEAC Accreditation Manager

Phone: 412-268-3518

Email: rdiercks@cmu.edu

Rhonda Diercks began working at Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and joined CMU's police department in July 2009. Prior to working at CMU, Rhonda worked in the banking, public accounting and venture capital industries. Rhonda earned her bachelors degree from Duquesne University and her PA Municipal Police Officers' Education & Training Commission Act 120 from Indiana University of PA.

Rhonda is the PLEAC Accreditation Manager and is also responsible for managing the financial, business, and HR functions of the police department.