Thomas K. Murray, who recently retired from the Illinois State Police after a decorated career that spanned 28 years, has joined Loyola University Chicago as Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police. Murray, who officially joined the University on July 1, succeeds Robert Fine who retired from duty in June.

During his 28-year career as a Trooper with the Illinois State Police, Murray served in the Patrol Division (10 years) and as a member of the Investigations Division (18 years), which included stints as a group supervisor in the Narcotics and Currency Interdiction Task Force; commander of the Public Integrity Task Force; squad leader in Zone 1 General Criminal Investigations; administrative officer and investigator in the Riverboat Gambling Unit; and as an investigator in the Division of Internal Investigations. Murray also has extensive security experience, having worked with the Chicago Park District, North Park College, United Center, and DePaul University security forces. He is also the recipient of several awards of recognition, unit citations, and letters of appreciation.

Murray received his BA in humanities from North Central College and he is a graduate of both the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement Academy and the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

Congratulations on your appointment Tom, and welcome to the Loyola community!