Tom Ross

Tom is an administrator at the College of DuPage Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA).  He  has also been an Adjunct Instructor at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) since 2006.  He has taught thousands of Police Officers and  Supervisors  across the United States.  During his 30 year career (1987-2017), he worked his way up through the ranks in the Bolingbrook Illinois Police Department to  become Police Chief / Director of Public Safety.

Thomas.Ross1@Northwestern.edu // rosst154@cod.edu


Decision Making




Critical Incidents

Performance Evaluations

Procedural Justice

Organizational Development 

"My teaching style gives students an opportunity to challenge assumptions.  This method is interactive, using a combination of academic theory, hypotheticals, and real-world case studies to explore important issues".