Campus welcomes new police chief

As a new semester begins at UIndy, the campus welcomes a new top security officer.


Following an extensive search to fill the position, David K. Selby began work last week as the university’s Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety.

Selby, 57, brings more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement, much of it in higher-education settings. He served most recently as police chief at IU-Kokomo and previously as chief at Butler University.

He already has launched a review of policies and procedures in the campus Police Department. His goals include increasing the number of full-time patrol officers, reducing the use of part-timers, and generally making the department more accessible to the campus community. He also looks forward to joining in the university’s ongoing security and emergency planning.

“We need to be more proactive,” Selby said. “I want our officers to be very visible.”

Before graduating from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Selby earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies teaching from Ball State University and later pursued graduate studies in executive development. He has two grown children and three grown stepchildren, and he currently lives in Anderson, his hometown. He enjoys golf, fishing and playing guitar, and he participates in music groups at the Cross Roads and New Horizons United Methodist churches in Anderson.