Oakland University Names New Chief of Police


ROCHESTER — Capt. Mark B. Gordon has been selected to become the Oakland University police department’s next chief of police.

Working closely with students, faculty and staff, Gordon has experience overseeing crime prevention programs, emergency management exercises, police training, law enforcement technology, records and data collection, grant applications, dispatch operations, student cadet programs, traffic and crowd control, parking enforcement, labor negotiations, and more.

Gordon holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s in business administration from Baker College, an elementary education teaching certificate from Oakland University and an associate degree in criminal justice from Oakland Community College. Additionally, he completed the School of Police Staff and Command program at Eastern Michigan University.