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Jason Huertas

Deputy Chief of External Operations

UIC Police


Deputy Chief Jason Huertas has served the University of Illinois Chicago campus and community as a police officer since 2002. Prior to assuming his current position as a Deputy Chief, Deputy Chief Huertas was a Captain overseeing the Support Operations and Internal Affairs Division. Deputy Chief Huertas has also held the positions of Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Patrolman in which he has served in and supervised various sections of the department. Throughout his career, Deputy Chief Huertas has played an active role and has been involved in many programs within the department which include being a Field Training Officer/Program Coordinator, being assigned to the Investigation’s Unit as part of the UICPD/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force, being a Range officer/Range Master, Evidence Technician/Program Coordinator, Taser instructor/Program Coordinator and Department Honor Guard Member/Program Coordinator.

Deputy Chief Huertas is originally a native of New York City and is a graduate of William Howard Taft High School in the Bronx. Deputy Chief Huertas joined the United States Marine Corps immediately after high school where he served his country honorably as a Rifleman in the Infantry from 1994-1998. Deputy Chief Huertas is an alumnus of the University of Illinois Chicago where he received his master’s degree in public administration. Deputy Chief Huertas is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University where he received a bachelor’s degree in justice studies. Deputy Chief Huertas is also a graduate of the Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.