Joe Leonas, M.A.

leonas.jpgAdjunct Faculty
Criminal Justice

Telephone: 630-837-0846
Fax: 630-540-5181
Email Address:
Joe has worked at the Bartlett Police Department since 1990, and began teaching at Aurora University in 2005.  Joe has also been an instructor for NEMRT since 1998, and currently teaches the Juvenile Specialist Course, and the First Line Supervisor Course. In addition, Joe teaches Criminal Investigation for New Detectives and Report Writing at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) - College of DuPage.  In 1999, Joe was selected as the Commander of Case Management for the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT), a Cook County homicide task force-an assignment he held for six years. In 2011 Joe was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police.

B.A. - English - DePaul University
M.A. - Law Enforcement & Justice Administration - Western Illinois University
School of Police Staff & Command - Northwestern University

Areas of Specialization/Training
Criminal Investigations
Juvenile Justice
Police Leadership

Courses Taught
Research Methods
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Organized and White-Collar Crime
Courts and Justice
Strategic Planning, Leadership & Ethics
Criminal Investigations

Highlights of Publications, Honors, Awards and Professional Contributions
Bartlett Police Commendation of Merit - 1993 (homicide investigation)
Bartlett Police Officer of the Year - 1995
Cook County Meritorious Service Award - 1995
Bartlett Police Commendation of Merit - 2006 (homicide investigation)