Contributor Profile

Don Zoufal

Job TitleLecturer/Consultant

Company NameUniversity of Chicago/CrowZ Nest Consulting, Inc


Don is a Safety and Security Expert with his own practice at CrowZnest Consulting, Inc. He is also a lecturer in technology for homeland security in the Masters in Threat and Response Management at the University of Chicago. Don has held several high level legal and operational public safety posts including: Deputy Commissioner for Safety and Security for the City of Chicago’s Aviation Department (O’Hare and Midway International Airports); First Deputy for the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (Managing Citywide Homeland Security Programs); General Counsel for the Chicago Police Department and Chief Legal Counsel for the Illinois Department of Corrections. He currently serves as Legal Adviser to the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

He holds three degrees from the University of Illinois in law (J.D.), public administration (M.A.P.A.), and history and political science (B.A.). In 2008 he received an M.A. in Security Studies focusing on Homeland Security from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sponsored program though the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He is accredited by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization as a Aviation Security Project Manager

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