- University of Illinois at Chicago -


The University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest institution of higher learning in the Chicago area and is located just west of Chicago’s Loop.  The university has 108 buildings including a major medical center on an urban campus covering approximately 241 acres.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for Chief of Police.  As administrative head of the campus police department, the Chief of Police reports to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and is responsible for formulating and overseeing the implementation of policies for delivering police and security services to the campus community.  There is a population of over 37,000 faculty, staff and students at the university. It is ranked as the most diverse major university in the Midwest. The campus police department has 63 sworn officers and 55 civilian staff.  The campus law enforcement program includes: crime prevention, investigations, facility security, emergency preparedness, and violence in the workplace. The Chief of Police acts as a liaison with external law enforcement agencies and community organizations, oversees a departmental budget of $6M and provides guidance to campus administrators.


Baccalaureate degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field required.  Masters degree preferred.  Ten or more years experience in senior law enforcement management.   Demonstrated sensitivity to policing in a complex urban environment, including higher education functions and related activities. Community and media relations, change management and cultural diversity experience a must.


Review of applications will begin immediately.  For strongest consideration, applications should be received by October 6, 2003.  Submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:


Ms. Karen Scherman, Search Coordinator

UIC Police Chief Search Committee

University of Illinois at Chicago

1140 S. Paulina St. M/C 106

 Chicago, IL 60612-7217                    


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an  Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.