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Plainfield Police Department deputy named new IUPD chief


Jill Lees is the new IU Police Department chief of police.  Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

IU announced today the new IU Police Department chief of police. 

Jill Lees, deputy chief of support at the Plainfield Police Department, will take Chief Laury Flint’s place March 4, according to a press release. 

Flint is stepping down after five years in the position. She will be the first to take on the role of IU Public Safety and Institutional Assurance director of threat assessment and engagement.

The search for a new chief began in October. IU had a public forum Jan. 17 and 18 to talk to four candidates before making the decision.  

Lees is a good fit because she is a forward-thinking leader, said Benjamin Hunter, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance, in the press release.

Lees graduated from the IU Police Academy in 1994 before going to Plainfield PD, according to the press release. Lees said she is excited to return to IU.

"I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the police chief of IUPD's Bloomington division," Lees said in the press release.

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