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Last modified: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

IUPUI police chief elected president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police


Jan. 24, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Chief of Police Paul Norris Jr. is the new president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police. Elected by organization membership, he assumed the position Jan. 1, 2012.

Paul Norris

Paul Norris Jr.

Norris has been with the IUPUI Police since 2005 and has a law enforcement career exceeding 30 years.

"I am extremely happy for Paul as he assumes this new position as president of the IACP," said University Director of Public Safety Jerry Minger. "The university and the police department are very fortunate to have a chief of police with Paul's experience and knowledge, and I am sure he will provide excellent leadership to the organization of Indiana's police chiefs."

Norris served the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and IUPUI in the 1980s. In 1989 he went to Indiana University Police in Bloomington, where he rose from lieutenant to the chief of police in 1993. Norris went to the University of Virginia as the chief of police in 2001 and returned to IUPUI in 2005.

Norris has expertise in the field of law enforcement training and was the first full-time African-American instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He is a graduate of Indiana University, the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Course and the FBI National Academy. Norris is a longtime member of Indiana/International Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

With his 2012 appointment, Norris becomes the first African-American to lead the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police.