The Ohio State University Police Department welcomed its first female police chief in a ceremony held late last week.

According to The Lantern, Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt has already served the Ohio State community for nearly 25 years as she permanently takes the helm of the agency after serving as the interim police chief for the past six months.

"This is my agency and I have the ability to work with law enforcement on a local, state and national level to get the job done," Spears-McNatt said.