The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Police Department would like to welcome you to the UIC Police Reform section of our website. The UIC Police Department stands in solidarity with the reform movement and fully support the ongoing initiative for police reform that brings equality to all people.
As a department, we have proactively prohibited choke holds and have extensively trained in de-escalation techniques. Our policy for “Duty to Act” requires immediate intervention by a department member when any law enforcement act is unethical, immoral, or in violation of a department policy – regardless of a member’s rank, seniority, position, title, or other status. Our goal is to make sure officers are always critically thinking and treating every person with the upmost respect during every encounter.
We have a very diverse department, if not the most diverse department on the UIC campus. The UIC Police Department consists of sworn law enforcement officers, unarmed security guards, telecommunicators, and non-sworn office staff. Our current department demographics are 43% African American, 24% White, 23% Hispanic, 3% Asian and 7% that identify as “Other.” All our personnel obtain the latest and best training offered for their respective roles.
If you would like to learn more about the UIC Police Department’s mission and vision, our core values, and the other services we provide, please visit the additional sections of our website. Also, a police reform letter of support from the Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP), which is the police union for all non-supervisory UIC police officers, can be found on our website.
Kevin L. Booker
Chief of Police