Michael Schlosser

HOF Class of 2016

Dr. Mike Schlosser graduated from LeRoy High School in 1980.  He married his high school sweetheart, Kim (Weber) Schlosser, and they have three children, Chad, Drew, and Kristina, and two grandchildren Adalyn and Arlo. 


Mike earned his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Parkland College, Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University, Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Governors State University, and his PhD in Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Mike retired as a lieutenant from the Rantoul Police Dept. in 2004 and accepted a job as a Police Training Specialist with the University of Illinois Police Training Institute.  In 2011, Mike was promoted to Assoc. Director at the Police Training Institute and Director in 2012. 


Other honors Mike has received include Most Outstanding Recruit Officer by the Dept. of Law Enforcement Academy in 1984, Rantoul Police Officer of the Year in 1986, Rantoul Police Dept. Commendation for Community Involvement in 2000, Inductee in the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2001, Rantoul Volunteer of the Year in 2003, Governor’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Training in 2004, and American Society for Public Administration Model Administrator Award in 2013.


Mike has conducted and collaborated in numerous research projects at the University of Illinois and is credited for his innovative ideas toward police reform. He has authored dozens of articles, made numerous radio and television appearances, and given over 100 presentations across the country on topics such as police tactics, police training, use of force, de-escalation techniques, control and arrest tactics, the intersection of police and race, diversity, police officer wellness, and police family wellness.