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Meet the candidates for NIU Chief of Police

November 22, 2021

The campus community has the opportunity to participate in a series of open forums where they can meet and ask questions of the finalists for the position of Chief of Police and Public Safety at Northern Illinois University.

The schedule for the forums is as follows:

  • Candidate 1: 1 pm, Monday, Nov. 29, Altgeld Hall, Room 315 or via Zoom
  • Candidate 2: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, Altgeld Hall, Room 315 or via Zoom
  • Candidate 3: 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, Altgeld Hall, Room 315 or via Zoom

Those attending virtually will NOT have the opportunity to ask questions. All participants, virtual or in person, are encouraged to fill out an evaluation of the candidate. Each session will last 50 minutes.

The names of each finalist will be released 48 hours before their visit to campus.

The NIU Chief of Police and Public Safety is in charge of the safety and security of people, equipment and facilities on property controlled by NIU. This position reports to the president’s chief of staff and supervises the Department of Police and Public Safety. Duties include:

  • Enforcing federal, state and local rules and regulations, as well as university policies.
  • Planning and directing law enforcement, public safety and security, and emergency preparedness services.
  • Collaborating with university, local, state and federal partners.
  • Advises senior administrators on campus safety in emergency situations.

By enhancing emergency preparedness and security technology, this position will strive to lead a top-tier police and public safety organization.

View the job posting on the HRS website.