Published: April 30, 2009

Staff profiles: Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor

Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor discusses her role as public information officer for Michigan State University Police. 

Or so she thought, until she got the report about a stolen frog.

“Apparently a frog was stolen from the Horticulture Building, and I was on the phone with some media outlets, helping with their coverage,” she said. “I’m hearing it was a very expensive frog.”

 

McGlothian-Taylor is the public information officer for MSU Police. She’s also in charge of the records department, which can make for some “crazy days,” she said.

 

“I really never know what’s going to happen on a given day,” she said.

 

She started out with MSU in 1990 after spending two years at the East Lansing Police Department.

 

“Even though it’s police work, it’s fresh and new because of all the varied assignments that I’ve had,” she said.

 

McGlothian-Taylor said she loves working on campus because of the interaction with students, which make up a large part of the department.

 

“We couldn’t run our department if we didn’t have our student employees,” she said.

 

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