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Candidates for USU Police Chief to Give Public Presentations

Thursday, May. 16, 2019

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The Utah State University campus community is invited to presentations given by candidates for the position of police chief. The presentations are on the Logan campus during the week of May 20.

Earl Morris
Tuesday, May 21 
1:30 p.m. 
Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101

Morris most recently served as the director of public safety for Brigham Young University Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center where his public safety responsibilities included security, safety, risk management, emergency management and adjudication. Internationally known and recognized as an expert in the area of law enforcement, security, safety and risk mitigation, Morris initiated the criminal justice program at BYU-Hawaii and as an adjunct faculty member taught criminal justice, criminal investigation and criminology to university students. Earlier in his career, Morris served as the deputy assistant administrator for the Transportation Security Administration where he oversaw the security at the 452 U.S. Airports and managed a workforce of 45,000 security employees. Prior to his work with the federal government, Morris retired as the colonel of the Utah Highway Patrol and the deputy commissioner for law enforcement with the Utah Department of Public Safety.

Morris earned a bachelor’s in political science from Weber State University and a master’s in Economics and Human Resource Management from Utah State University. He is a graduate of the Utah Police Academy and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Kevin Gillilan 
Wednesday, May 22
9 a.m.
Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101

Gillilan currently serves as chief of police at the University of North Alabama. He has served as a sworn member of the law enforcement community for 24 years in a variety of supervisory roles including chief of police, captain, lieutenant, sergeant, and investigator.  During his career, he has been responsible for a wide range of departmental activities to include technology, programming and policy development, training, personnel administration, internal affairs, adjudication of performance deviation, budgetary and fiscal accountability and maintaining efficient relationships with other university, city and governmental stakeholders. He has also had the opportunity to serve on several advisory boards to include Parking and Safety Committees, Emergency Response Teams, CARE teams, Threat Assessment teams, Identity Theft Task Forces and Security Operations Teams. He is certified as a FBI Instructor with areas of interest such as defensive tactics, patrol techniques, public service and law enforcement ethics. He has been certified as a criminal investigator and a computer forensic investigator. 

Gillilan holds a bachelor’s in criminal justice, a master’s in justice administration and a doctorate of business administration in criminal justice.

USU Police Department
Utah State University’s Police Department includes 12 full-time and six part-time state-certified police officers with authority equal to that of any municipal or county law enforcement officer in the state. The department provides a 24-hour dispatch center and a team of student security officers who help keep the campus safe. USU Police are committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

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