Mike Salatino, Chief of University Police - ext. 6667
Mike Salatino serves as Chief of University Police. Chief Salatino has over (35) years experience in municipal and higher education law enforcement. Chief Salatino held many positions within municipal law enforcement eventually rising to Commander. Chief Salatino holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of Southern Police Institute's Command Officers Program.
Derek Ferguson, Day shift Sergeant "A" Team - ext. 1101
Derek Ferguson has (26) years of law enforcement experience. Derek comes to us from Cook County Hospital Police. Derek is our technology officer and LESO coordinator. Derek also serves as a Special Events Commanders and coordinates the police vehicle fleet's maintenance and care. Derek holds an MBA degree from Benedictine University.
Lloyd Popp, Day Shift Sergeant- "B" Team - ext. 6654
Lloyd Popp has over (30) years law enforcement experience. Lloyd comes to us from Aurora Police Department where he served in patrol, investigations, juvenile division, SWAT, D.A.R.E., G.R.E.A.T.. Lloyd has also served as a school liaison officer for (18) years at varying locations (Waubonsie Valley High). Lloyd holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Benedictine University. Lloyd is our Court Services (Dupage & Will Counties)Liaison, A firearms instructor, Special Event Commander and creator of the Commander Baldilocks Jr. Police Academy, Substance Abuse Prevention Program Intervention (SAAPI), Ask a Cop and Memorial Tree program, commemorating fallen officers.
Brad Wilcoxon, Day Shift Police Officer - A- Team
Brad has (30) years of municipal law enforcement experience. Brad retired from the Elmhurst Police Department after (23.5) years, where he ended his career in the evidence unit. Brad served in both patrol and the evidence unit. Prior to Elmhurst, Brad was employed with the Dupage County Corrections for (6.5) years. Brad also works part-time at Elmhurst College in the Security Department.
Duane Hazelwood, Day Shift Police Officer - A-Team
Duane has (23) years of municipal law enforcement experience. Duane comes to us from Aurora Police Department where he retired as a patrol sergeant. Duane participated on the Aurora Police SWAT team and often acted as the watch commander for a given shift at Aurora Police Department. Duane also acts as the departments Lead Investigator.
Jay Dunn, Day Shift Police Officer - B- Team
Jay has over (23) years of municipal law enforcement experience. Jay comes to us from Aurora Police Department where he retired as a patrol officer. Jay most recently worked as an investigator at the Child Advocacy Center for Kane County. Jay is an alumni of Benedictine University and holds a master's degree in clinical psychology.
Debbie Vanderploeg, Day Shift Police Officer - B- Team
Debbie has (13) years of municipal law enforcement experience. Debbie was a police officer for the Village of Wooddale and Village of Glen Ellyn. Debbie took a short break from police work, to start a family. Debbie has since returned to law enforcement. Debbie started at BenU as a Community Service Officer. Debbie is a member of the bike unit, evidence technician and Taser instructor. Debbie also serves as an Investigator.
Robert Witt, Night Shift Police Officer - D- Team
Robert Witt has worked in municipal law enforcement prior to Benedictine University. Robert worked at the Woodridge Police Department. Robert holds a bachelors degree in Political Science and hopes to work on his masters degree while working at Benedictine University. Rob has served Benedictine University as a Community Service Officer in the past.
Randal Voss, Night Shift Police Officer - D- Team
Randy has over (30) years of municipal law enforcement experience. Randy comes to us from North Aurora Police Department where he retired as a patrol officer/evidence custodian. Randy has served as a Field Training Officer, Patrol Officer, Evidence Technician and Evidence Custodian.
Community Service Officers
William Torres - Power Shift, Will is a Community Service Officer who handles non-criminal calls in various locations around campus and oversees security of campus buildings.He also assists police officers with various issues around campus.
Travis Pemberton- Power Shift, Travis is a Community Service Officer who handles non-criminal calls in various locations around campus and oversees security of campus buildings. Travis also assists police officers with various issues around campus. Travis holds an Associate's Degree.