Oakton Names Interim Chief of Police
(March 6, 2019) Oakton Community College has named 41-year law enforcement veteran Terry Mee interim chief of police, effective Monday, March 4.
“Chief Mee will assess and assist with the operations of the Oakton Police Department and provide guidance in the recruitment of a new chief of police and emergency management,” says Vice President for Administrative Affairs Edwin Chandrasekar. “During his career spanning more than 40 years, he has worked diligently to improve processes and procedures while advancing new community policing efforts.”
Mee most recently served as chief of police in the Village of East Dundee from 2006 until his retirement in January 2018. There, he oversaw a $3.9 million project to redevelop a former firehouse into a state-of-the-art police station, which opened in 2016.
During his 30-years of service in the Wheaton Police Department from November 1976 to December 2006, Mee held multiple command positions, including division commander and deputy chief.
Since retirement, Mee has been active in the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. He credits his work at the association for helping him land at Oakton.
“I am happy to be at Oakton, and the opportunity is right,” Mee says. “My job is to keep the department moving during the search process, which is expected to last approximately four months.”
The Wheaton resident was elected to the Wheaton Park District Board of Commissioners in 2007 and has served as vice president since 2015.
Mee earned a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University in 1975 and earned a master’s degree in human resource management from National Louis University in 1999.