Patricia Nowak named IU Northwest Police Chief
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The Indiana University Department of Public Safety and the IU Northwest campus announced today, Wednesday, May 30, the appointment of Patricia Nowak to the post of campus Chief of Police at IU Northwest, effective July 2.
Nowak, who will be the first female Police Chief at any Indiana University campus, will be responsible for 12 sworn officers, as well as a team of personnel including several dispatchers. As Chief of Police at IU Northwest and member of the senior staff of the IU Police Department Nowak will provide leadership, direction and oversight for all campus enforcement functions, serve on various university, local and state law enforcement committees, and serve as a liaison between the department and local municipal agencies and courts, while building partnerships with other jurisdictions.
Nowak will also plan for and train her staff to respond to major campus crisis events and incidents through her role on the campus’s crisis management team.
Nowak comes to IU Northwest with 30 years of experience in law enforcement, the majority of whic