University Police Officers and Staff

Command Staff

Derek Ferguson, Chief of University Police - Ext. 1101

Derek Ferguson has 24 years of law enforcement experience, including time in service with the Cook County Hospital Police. Ferguson is charged with coordination of all police operations. He earned an Master of Business Administration from Benedictine.

Lloyd Popp, Day Shift Sergeant - Ext. 6654

Lloyd Popp has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. He comes to us from the Aurora Police Department with experience in patrol, investigations, juvenile division, SWAT, D.A.R.E. and the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program. He has also served previously as a school liaison officer for 18 years at varying locations including Waubonsie Valley High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Benedictine University and is the University’s court services liaison for the counties of DuPage and Will. He is also a firearms instructor and the special event commander and creator of the Commander Baldilocks Jr. Police Academy, Substance Abuse Prevention Program Intervention and Ask a Cop.

Steve Van Loan, Night Shift Sergeant - Ext. 1103

Steve Van Loan has 25 years of policing experience and is a retired North Aurora Police sergeant. He earned an associate degree in Law Enforcement and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science. His previous career history encompasses juvenile operations, investigations, patrol, evidence unit and firearms instructor.

Brian Sawyer, Night Shift Sergeant - Ext. 1102

Brian Sawyer has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to Benedictine, he was a sergeant for the Campton Hills Police Department and served in Iraq as part of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team to assist new Iraqi police officers in international policing techniques. He is also a patrol rifle instructor and retired Woodridge police officer, where he served as a school resource officer for a number of years.

Police Officers

Brad Wilcoxon, Day Shift Police Officer

Brad Wilcoxon has 30 years of municipal law enforcement experience. He retired from the Elmhurst Police Department after 23 years, where he served in both the patrol and evidence unit. Prior to the Elmhurst Police Department, he was employed with DuPage County Corrections for six years.

Duane Hazelwood, Investigator

Duane Hazelwood has 23 years of municipal law enforcement experience. He is a retired patrol sergeant from the Aurora Police Department where he was a member of the Aurora Police SWAT team and acting watch commander. He is the lead investigator for the Benedictine University Police.

Jay Dunn, Day Shift Police Officer

Jay Dunn has more than 23 years of municipal law enforcement experience and is a retired patrol officer from the Aurora Police Department. Before coming to Benedictine, he worked as an investigator at the Kane County Child Advocacy Center. He has a Master of Clinical Psychology from Benedictine.

Community Service Officers

William Torres, Day Shift

William Torres is a community service officer who handles noncriminal calls on campus. He also oversees the security of campus buildings and assists police officers with various issues.

Travis Pemberton, Day Shift

Travis Pemberton is a community service officer who handles noncriminal calls on campus. He also oversees the security of campus buildings and assists police officers with various issues.

Dispatch Staff

Claude Ortega, Dispatcher

Claude handles phone calls, walk-ins and radio calls from the community, visitors, faculty, staff, students and officers. Dispatchers operate 24/7, 365 days a year. On campus, there are emergency call boxes and we have emergency & non-emergency lines.

Justin Velguth, Dispatcher

Justin handles phone calls, walk-ins and radio calls from the community, visitors, faculty, staff, students and officers. Dispatchers operate 24/7, 365 days a year. On campus, there are emergency call boxes and we have emergency & non-emergency lines.

Larry Cunningham, Dispatcher

Larry handles phone calls, walk-ins and radio calls from the community, visitors, faculty, staff, students and officers. Dispatchers operate 24/7, 365 days a year. On campus, there are emergency call boxes and we have emergency & non-emergency lines.

University Police

Parking Garage, Lower Level
5720 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
Emergency: (630) 829-6666
Non-Emergency: (630) 829-6122