Stone named new U of I police chief

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Chief Craig Stone, University Police Photo by Jo McCulty, MAY-24-2016 The Ohio State University, Job # 160218

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Craig A. Stone, currently the chief of police for Ohio State University, has been selected as the executive director of public safety and chief of police for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective June 18.

The hiring must get approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. 

Stone has served at Ohio State since 2015 and previously was chief of police for Cleveland State University for a year following his 29-year career with the Columbus Division of Police.

Stone succeeds Jeff Christensen, who retired Dec. 31 after a 32-year law-enforcement career.

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