• Your High School Distrit 211 Police Consultant:

    On duty to serve the school and community

  • What is the Police Consultant Program?

    What is the Police Consultant Program?

    A school police consultant, who is a police officer with the local police department, is assigned to each school. The police consultant’s duties include counseling students who have violated the law and conducting classroom lectures on law, good citizenship, safety, and drugs and alcohol. The police consultant also is available to talk with parents of students who have experienced difficulty with the law. In addition, the police consultant handles police matters which occur at the school. Students who experience thefts, vandalism or related problems at the school should notify the police consultant.

    High School District 211 began the police consultant program in 1969. The program was instituted by the Board of Education in cooperation with local law enforcement and village agencies to fulfill the following needs:

    • Maintain a more personal relationship between law enforcement agents and high school students;
    • Assist school administrators and staff in maintaining a safe and secure learning environment and protect students, staff, and the school from law violations;
    • Serve as a liason between the school and local law enforcement and emergency response agencies;
    • Deal effectively with juvenile offenses;
    • Improve the relationship between law enforcement agents and teenagers;
    • Help prepare educational programs concerning social problems in which law violations are involved.

  • How your Police Consultant can help…

    Students, parents and staff members are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered by the school police consultant. The police consultant serves students and staff members in a variety of ways:

    • Serves as a counselor for students involved in law violations;
    • Is available for classroom lectures and discussions on law, law enforcement, safety and good citizenship;
    • Serves as a resource for drug and alcohol issues;
    • Is available to work with parents on student runaway problems;
    • Helps the school administration solve theft problems;
    • Assists with truancy issues;
    • Represents the school in court action involving students;
    • Supervises school parking lots;
    • Serves as a crowd and vehicle control officer at special school events;
    • Refers school discipline matters to the school administration.

  • Your Police Consultants …

    Jeff Walsh

    As the School Resource Officer, I am available to all students, parents, and faculty in a variety of ways for any incident that may occur during the school day or involve a student at the school. As a member of the Schaumburg Police Department since 1999, I have served many roles including: Afternoon and day shift patrol officer, Traffic Officer and Evidence Technician.  Additionally, I am a certified Juvenile Officer and a Crisis Intervention Team member. I look forward to my new role with the Police Department in the Schaumburg High School.


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    Travis Meeks is the police consultant at Palatine High School and has been a member of the Palatine Police Department for five years. He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in social work from Olivet Nazarene University. He attended the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage and is a certified juvenile specialist.


    Police Consultant DerekBahn
    Derek Bahn is the police consultant at William Fremd High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and spent 16 years with the Palatine Police Department, six of those as a juvenile officer. Officer Bahn was previously employed as a juvenile probation officer in Elgin, and is a Hoffman Estates High School graduate.



    Police Consultant Dan Donohue
    Dan Donohue is the police consultant at Conant High School and is a member of the Hoffman Estates Police Department. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and an associates degree from Harper College. Officer Donohue’s background includes K9 and homicide experience, and he attended the Chicago Police Academy.


    Police Consultant Linnel Allen
    Linnel Allen is the police consultant at Hoffman Estates High School and has been a member of the Hoffman Estates Police Department since 1997. She has completed over 300 hours of training from North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc. and is trained as an Air Traffic Controller, E-5 with the U.S. Navy.


    Police Consultant Ben Shulmanis
    Ben Shulmanis the police consultant at District 211 North Campus. He has been a member of the Palatine Police Department for four years, serving in the uniform tactical unit prior to his current role at North Campus. Officer Shulman received his bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and justice administration from Western Illinois University. His other law enforcement experiences include juvenile specialist, crisis intervention team member, and certified bike officer.