Kyle Bowman named police chief of University of Chicago Police Department

Michigan State Police Lt. Col. Kyle Bowman has been named chief of police for the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD), effective April 4.

As chief, Bowman will lead the nationally accredited law enforcement agency that provides law enforcement services to the university, medical center and nearby communities in the expansive patrol area of ​​the city. ‘UCPD. Bowman will work closely with campus and community partners, as well as university leaders, including President Paul Alivisatos and Provost Ka Yee C. Lee, to develop and improve ongoing cancer prevention strategies. UCPD Crime and Community Engagement.

Bowman will report to Eric M. Heath, associate vice president of the university’s department of safety and security.

“Kyle has a strong commitment to community service and engagement, and expertise in evaluating strategies to improve public safety,” Heath said. “He has a proven ability to develop policing strategies around community needs and to engage with diverse perspectives on public safety issues.”

An accomplished law enforcement leader, Bowman has served the State of Michigan since 1995, most recently serving as Deputy Director and Commanding Officer of the State Police Bureau of Field Operations, where he oversaw all field positions, established guidelines and priorities for the office, and directed several tasks. forces across multiple local and county jurisdictions. He also worked in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, where he promoted officer training and resources that better enabled soldiers to solve problems proactively rather than through reactive enforcement.

In addition to his official law enforcement role, Bowman served as an assistant instructor at Siena Heights University, where he taught homeland security courses, and he is certified by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. (IACP) as a police instructor. leadership.

“I look forward to working in partnership across the University and with our neighbors to continue to make our community safer,” Bowman said. “I am honored to serve this distinguished institution in this important role.”

Bowman graduated from Siena Heights University with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and a master’s degree in homeland security leadership.

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