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Jill Lees

Indiana University Police Department

Expert Bio

Jill Lees started as the chief of IU Police Department Bloomington on March 4, 2019. Before coming to IU, she had a 23-year career at the Plainfield Police Department. She graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a degree in criminal justice, attending the IU Police Academy in 1994.

Lees was sworn in as a Plainfield police officer on May 15, 1995. During her career at the Plainfield Police Department, she served as a DARE officer, department instructor/field training officer, bicycle patrol officer, school resource officer, Explorer Post leader, hostage negotiator, chaplain, public information officer, child safety seat technician, CALEA accreditation manager, RAD instructor and crime watch coordinator.

Areas of Expertise

Law enforcement, public and media relations, police chaplain, hostage negotiation, Rape Aggression Defense Systems instructor, CALEA team leader, accreditation, policy, community policing.

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