The NDSU Police Department recently added a new police officer. Christopher Potter joined the department Sept. 10 and was sworn in during an Oct. 25 ceremony in Beckwith Hall.
Originally from New Hope, Minn., Potter attended NDSU and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management. He completed the Lake Region Peace Officer Training Program in 1993 before serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard.
Potter served the past 19 years with the Fargo Police Department in roles including patrol officer, narcotics investigator and field training officer. The past six years he also was school resource officer at Fargo South High School. Potter was named the Fargo Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 2011.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.