Daniel S. McDevitt, M.S.

Adjunct Faculty
Brief info

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 (ISP), retiring as a Captain, and subsequently served for ten years as Chief of Police in two Chicago suburbs, Homewood and Lansing, IL. He is the recipient of several law enforcement awards, including the Medal of Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Lifesaving Medal, Governor’s Award for Achievement, and several other law enforcement and military awards.
McDevitt has a Master of Science degree in Criminology, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Executive Development Program, and has taught at colleges, universities, and police academies in the United States and internationally for both civilian and military law enforcement personnel. He has authored three books: “Police ChiefAttaining and Succeeding in this Critical Position”, "Major Case Management- a Guide for the Law Enforcement Manager", and "Managing the Investigative Unit," and several law enforcement and management articles, and has served as a consultant for both governmental agencies and private corporations.
He is also retired as an Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Navy, where he held the rank of Lieutenant Commander after completing a twenty-year career which included both enlisted and commissioned service. As a Medical Corpsman, he cared for Vietnam wounded personnel, and later as an Intelligence Officer, he specialized in foreign counterintelligence, physical security, and analysis of terrorist operations. He was called to active duty twice for the Gulf War, where he conducted counter-surveillance operations, threat assessments, sensitive investigations, and protective services.
He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State on several occasions and has developed and presented courses internationally for the State Department’s Global AntiTerrorism Assistance Program and for the Department of Defense Executive Institute throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He has also planned and conducted several dignitary protection details for high-profile individuals.
He is the Senior Vice President of Consultation Services for P4 Security Solutions, LLC, a security management consulting and training firm. The firm provides a variety of public safety, security, management services, and training programs for corporate, business, and government clients worldwide. Included are: Operational and Liability Analysis for Municipalities, Policy and Procedure Development, Chief Executive Selection Processes, Emergency Operations and Campus Violence Prevention Planning/Training for colleges and universities, Expert Witness Testimony, Workplace Violence Policy Development and Training, Security Assessments, Sensitive Investigative Services, and other services.