Alumni Mentor
Criminology & Criminal Justice

Daniel McDevitt

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Daniel McDevittDaniel S. McDevitt, retired Police Chief.

Daniel S. McDevitt completed a thirty-six year law enforcement career which began with his appointment as a special agent with the Naval Criminal investigative Service (NCIS). He then served for 24 years with the Illinois State Police, retiring as a captain, and then subsequently served for ten years as chief of police in two Chicago suburbs.

McDevitt has a master’s degree in criminology and has taught at colleges, universities, and police academies in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East for both civilian and military law enforcement personnel. He is also a graduate of the FBI Executive Development Program. He has authored three books: “Police Chief –Attaining and Succeeding in this Critical Position”, “Major Case Management: A Guide for the Law Enforcement Manager”, and “Managing the Investigative unit”. He has also written several law enforcement and management articles; he has served as a consultant for both governmental agencies and private corporations.

He is co-founder and co-owner of REM Management Services, Inc. which offers a variety of consultation services and training programs. He formulated and established the Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force and served as a consultant for the Public Safety Institute of Calumet College. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy and then went on to serve in the reserves as a commissioned intelligence officer. He retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves as a lieutenant commander.