Major Daniel S. McDevitt completed a thirty-six year law enforcement career, serving as Chief of Police in Lansing IL and Homewood, IL after retiring as a Captain following 24 years with the Illinois State Police, where he held a variety of command assignments. He began his career as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
Mr. McDevitt holds an M.S. Degree in Criminology, a B.S. Degree in Criminology & Psychology, and is a graduate of both the FBI National Academy and the FBI Executive Development Program. He has taught throughout the United States and internationally for both civilian and military law enforcement personnel. He currently serves as an Instructor throughout the United States for the University of North Florida and other training programs. He has also developed and presented management training courses throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East for the State Department’s Global Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program and for the Department of Defense Counter-Trafficking Executive Institute.
He has authored three books “Police Chief- How to Attain and Succeed at this Critical Position”, “Major Case Management- a Guide for the Law Enforcement Manager”, “Managing the Investigative Unit”, and several law enforcement and management articles.
Dan has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State on several occasions, planning and conducting protective service details for such dignitaries as the Dalai Lama, the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, and others. He has traveled to Europe on behalf of the State Department, consulting with host country police personnel on issues such as: Training, Investigation of Officer-Involved Shootings, and Terrorism.
He also retired as an Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Navy, where he held the rank of Lieutenant Commander after completing a twenty-year career, which included both enlisted and commissioned service. During his enlisted service, he served as a Medical Corpsman, caring for Vietnam wounded personnel, and during his commissioned service as an Intelligence Officer he specialized in foreign counterintelligence, protective services, and counter terrorism. Recalled twice to active duty for the Gulf War, he conducted counter surveillance and protective services operations.
He is co-owner of REM Management Services, Inc., a management consulting firm that provides physical security studies, emergency operations planning and training, assessment centers, policy development, liability analysis, and other products and services for law enforcement agencies, institutions of higher education, governmental entities, businesses, and organizations.