UNA names Gillilan new chief of police

University officials selected Kevin L. Gillilan as the next chief of police for the University of North Alabama.

Gillilan currently serves as the chief of police at the University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Campus. He also served as the chief of police at Talladega College, and as a lieutenant and investigator at Samford University. Prior to Gillilan’s university experience, he served at the Riverside Moody Police Department, Southside Police Department and Riverside Police Departments in Alabama. 

“His strong background in both areas of university and municipal police work offers unique experience and skills that will serve us well,” said Vice President for Student Affairs David Shields.

Chief Gillilan has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice, a Master of Science in justice administration and is finishing his doctorate in criminal justice administration.

Gilillan begins his duties as chief of police at the University of North Alabama July 1.