New Albany, IN
- Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration, University of Louisville
- Southern Police Institute, Administrative Officers Course
- FBI National Academy
Charles Edelen joined Indiana University Southeast as the Chief of Police and Safety in 2009. In this role, he provides executive leadership on criminal and safety issues on campus.
Prior to joining Indiana University, Edelen worked at the Louisville Metro Police Department for 21 years, retiring as a Major. While there he worked in patrol, homicide, robbery and the administrative divisions and served as a team leader for the Hostage Negotiation Team and commander of the Bomb Squad.