Marlon C. Lynch
Associate Vice President
& Chief of Police
In the spring of 2008, the University organized a Campus Safety and Security Committee. This committee recommended that the departments relating to safety and security on campus blend into one, integrated unit. With careful analysis and planning, the University of Chicago's Department of Safety & Security was developed.
Under the leadership of Marlon C. Lynch, the newly-integrated Department of Safety & Security encompasses the University of Chicago Police Department, Transportation & Parking Services, Emergency Communications and Security Technology. The department is a unit of Finance and Administration and aims to provide stronger safety and transportation services to students, faculty, and staff.
Since its inception, the Department of Safety & Security has worked toward improvements in each of its components. While these units have and continue to undertake projects to improve their individual operations, they have also started to analyze more closely the manner in which they work together. It is through these shared functions that the true benefit of the Safety & Security integration can be seen. Synergistic functions and open lines of communication between area leaders allow the Department to be greater than the sum of its parts.
Visit the Department of Safety & Security at our headquarters, located at 6054 South Drexel Avenue.