MORE: Ronal Serpas Steps Down as NOPD Superintendent

Former NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas is joining the faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University.

The announcement came just hours after Serpas announced his resignation and retirement from the NOPD.

“Loyola is constantly focusing on ways to enrich our students’ learning and community engagement experience. Having such a well-respected law enforcement leader as a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice will serve our students well in offering a forward-thinking, hands-on education that connects the classroom to the many exciting careers in criminal justice,” said Loyola Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Marc K. Manganaro, Ph.D.

“We welcome Chief Serpas to the next phase of his career.”

The university says his law enforcement prior experience will offer the university’s students the real-world understanding needed to prepare them for careers ranging from police and correctional officers to FBI agents and U.S. Marshals.

Serpas returns to Loyola’s faculty after teaching graduate and undergraduate courses from 1993 to 2001.