Darin DeHaan

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During Sauk’s 2014 commencement ceremony, Darin DeHaan was recognized for his many career accomplishments. Darin, a 1993 criminal justice graduate, currently serves as the Chief of Police in Oregon, Illinois.

After graduating from Sauk, Darin continued his education at Western Illinois University, earning a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and justice administration. He then joined the City of Oregon as a patrol officer and climbed the ranks all the way to chief of police. Darin went on to earn a master’s degree in public administration from Northwestern University. Since joining the department, Darin has established the first K-9 unit and brought in over $100,000 in grant funds.

Darin is involved in numerous organizations as a member of the Illinois Chief’s Association, the International Chiefs of Police Association, the Oregon Rotary, the Ogle County Domestic Violence Coalition, and is the founder of the Ogle County Methamphetamine Awareness Coalition. Darin also coaches youth basketball and football, and is an adjunct faculty member for Sauk’s criminal justice program.

Darin DeHaan...Another Sauk Success!