Title: Security Officer
Company: Midwestern University
Location: Joilet, IL
Education: DD, Saint Luke Evangelical School of Biblical Studies (2000)
Career History: Security Officer, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL (2002-Present);
Security Officer, Burns International Security, Kankakee, IL (One Year);
Security Officer (Part-time), BW Detective Agency, Joliet, IL; Security Officer (Part-time), University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Dennis Terrence Tate, Security Officer at Midwestern University, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law enforcement.
Equipped with expertise in security, law enforcement, and personal conflict resolution, Mr. Tate has served as a security officer at Midwestern University in Illinois since 2002—where he, among myriad responsibilities, greets visitors and staff in the Welcome Center of the institution, dispatches other officers to designated locations, and communicates with the police and fire departments. Additionally, he often drives the company car throughout campus to ensure that students are safe, and conducts well-being checks if parents call about their children. He previously worked in this capacity at Burns International Security for a year and launched his career as a part-time security officer at the University of St. Francis and a detective agency. He also spent two years in security within the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Tate prepared for his profession by graduating summa cum laude from Moraine Valley Community College in 1997—which he considers his most notable achievement—and then a Doctor of Divinity from Saint Luke Evangelical School Of Biblical Studies in 2000. Outside of his main endeavors, he dedicates his time as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and United Way. He’s also affiliated with numerous professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association, American Heart Association, American Management Association, American Society of Safety Professionals, American Marketing Association, American Registry of Outstanding Professionals, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and Illinois Education Association. In addition, he’s also a member of the Institute for International Human Resources, International Foundation for Protecting Officers, International Society of Automation, National Employment Council Association, and National Honor Society of Secondary Schools, among several others.
Attributing his success to perseverance, Mr. Tate aspires to shift gears and be in a different position in the future. He lives by the motto, “Just keep on trying.