Police Advisory Board

The Police Advisory Board was established as a forum to review and discuss public safety concerns for the University and the neighboring community. Its purpose and mission is to create an inclusive environment characterized by civility.


The Police Advisory Board has four strategic objectives: awareness, communications, monitoring and reporting.

  • The Police Advisory Board is informed of public safety concerns and is expected to maintain an awareness of issues affecting public safety at Northwestern and the surrounding community.
  • The Board accepts and aggregates concerns voiced by students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • The Board provides input on programs and projects aimed at improving campus safety.
  • The Board establishes protocols for communicating concerns to the University community.
  • The Board establishes a methodology for reviewing concerns and making recommendations for resolution.

Board Membership

The Police Advisory Board consists of representatives from the following groups: 

  • Vice President for Student Affairs (Committee Chair)
  • Executive Director, Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Dean of Students
  • Director, Judicial Affairs
  • Director, EEO/AA & Disability Services
  • University Residential Life
  • Graduate/Professional Students - Chicago/Evanston
  • Associated Student Government
  • For Members Only
  • Coalition of Colors
  • Alianza
  • Muslim Cultural Students Association
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Student Senate, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Student Bar Association - Law School
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • Graduate Student Association

The Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police serves in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity. A member of the Office of General Counsel serves in an advisory capacity.