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NIU names Tom Phillips new police chief

August 28th, 2013

NIU President Doug Baker has named Tom Phillips as NIU’s new chief of police, effective Monday, Sept. 16.

Phillips, who has been deputy chief with the University of Chicago Police Department, has a strong reputation for community policing and inspiring excellence through ethical leadership.

“We conducted a nationwide search for the new chief and believe Tom Phillips will be an excellent fit for NIU,” Baker said. “He is a talented, experienced and proven leader who is committed to campus safety, crime prevention and student success.”

Phillips brings 25 years of police experience to the campus. He served in the Military Police Corps stateside and overseas between 1987 and 1995 before moving to Chicago, where he briefly served as a special investigator for the City of Chicago’s Office of the Inspector General.


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