Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

Picture of Durkin Kenneth W. Durkin, Internship Coordinator

Stipes Hall 330
Phone: 309/298-1439
Fax: 309/298-2516

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Ken Durkin is the Internship Coordinator in the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. Professor Durkin has been a member of the LEJA School since 1982. Since 1984, Professor Durkin has assumed the primary duty as the internship coordinator for the school. During that time Professor Durkin has placed more than 10,000 student interns with more than 2000 internship agency contacts.

Professor Durkin attended Western Illinois University where he received his B.S. in 1981 and his M.A. in 1984, both in Law Enforcement Administration. Professor Durkin is a member of the Central Illinois Association of Law Enforcement Executives, the Illinois Police Association, and he supports many other criminal justice organizations and activities. His past experience includes being a Sheriff’s Deputy for the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Woodstock, Illinois and a security consultant for the Tenth Pan American Games, Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, Professor Durkin has authored a number of articles and a book entitled “Internship Program Policies and Procedures,” modeled after Western Illinois University’s Internship Program.