Chief of Police

Aurora, IL
Aurora University

The Chief of Police supports learning by assuring the overall safety and security of Aurora University campuses and property.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develops and enforces individual and personal property safety policies and procedures.
  2. Works with Student Life and athletic staff to design security programs for activities and events on campus.
  3. Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises all staff, including review of all department documentation and equipment.
  4. Develops positive working relationships with local law enforcement and other emergency responders.
  5. Assists with maintaining positive relationships with members of the greater Aurora community, e.g. the Aurora University neighborhood.
  6. Supports student education and development in cooperation with the Student Life departments.
  7. Develops relationships with contract security companies to augment Aurora University Campus Public Safety department when needed.
  8. Ensures compliance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Crime Statistics Act” and the “Drug Free Schools and Communities Act”, including report preparation, revisions, statistical data gathering, analysis, and publication of materials.
  9. Investigates reported incidents of violations of University policies and local, state, and federal laws in conjunction with the appropriate university departments.
  10. Assists with investigating and submitting reports relative to workman’s compensation injuries and student-related accidents.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Preparation and/or experience in Criminal Justice or related field required.
  • Sworn police officer in the State of Illinois or ability to attain sworn status as required by the Illinois Training and Standards Board within six months of employment.


  • Three to five years of supervisory experience with progressive responsibilities in an administrative role.
  • Previous experience in higher education is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a community-based public safety environment is preferred.
  • Advanced training at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command, FBI National Academy, or similar advanced training is preferred.
  • Pass a thorough background investigation.