Alice Cary, Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Illinois Police Department, has more than 34 years of progressive law enforcement experience spanning literally from coast to coast. She began her law enforcement career in Michigan before her journey took her to Wyoming, the University of Oregon, the University of Maryland-Baltimore, and now the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked in just about every capacity of law enforcement, including as a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, state trooper and as a criminal investigator in the office of the district attorney.
Chief Cary is a self-described change agent and has demonstrated a talent for developing and implementing innovative strategies for solid community partnerships that respect diversity. She can often be seen around campus with her law enforcement therapy dog, Archie.