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David Baer A.

Chief of University Police

Bradley University

Direct Phone: (309) ***-****       

Email: d***@***.edu

Bradley University

101 CGCC 1501 W. Bradley Avenue

Peoria, Illinois 61625

United States

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Member of the Operation Deep Freeze



Peoria's Spalding High School

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Antarctica Presentations: Using imagery and ...

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Antarctica Presentations: Using imagery and videos, Dave Baker will bring Antarctica to life duringtalks about the continent from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, and Monday, Nov. 17, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Baker was a member of the Navy's Operation Deep Freeze, an expedition that built American bases in Antarctica to support the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58. He returned to the Antarctic on the MS National Geographic Endeavor in 2006 and 2010. Learn about great ice sheets that cover the continent to depths of more than 10,000 feet, icebergs, sea ice and penguin rookeries at the Oct. 28 Ashland talk and the Nov. 10 Medford talk. Baker will discuss amazing scientific discoveries taking place at the South Pole during the Nov. 4 Ashland talk and the Nov. 17 Medford talk. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

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Nato ad Indianapolis (USA) nel 1962, ha studiato tromba classica e jazz alla Berklee School of Music e nelle Universita' dell' Indiana e del Nord Colorado conseguendo il Diploma nel 1995 sotto la guida di William Adam e David Baker.

Baker. He taught for five years at the Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and in 1990 he received from the American Government the prestigious Fullbright Grant for his research (developed in Hungary) about Musical Education and Improvising. He collaborated with many jazz and pop artists as J. J. Johnson, D. Reeves, Bob Mintzer, The Spinners, The Temptations, and Liza Minnelli. Now he plays as concert artist and musical director either in America then in Europe.

Buscout.com :: The Bradley Scout

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Chief Baer dedicated to fairness

When Bradley hired University Police Chief Dave Baer in 1973, he said he thought it would be a temporary job.
"I thought I'd be here for a one- to three-year period," Baer said."But I just never left."
Originally from Pennsylvania, Baer completed some of his elementary schooling here and eventually graduated from Peoria's Spalding High School.He then worked for the railroad and attended classes at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Baer joined the Navy in 1967 when the nation was in the thick of the Vietnam War.Baer served on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt.
"When I started, [the ship] had just returned from Vietnam," Baer said."We were dry-docked for a while, and we were supposed to return to Vietnam."Instead, the aircraft carrier traveled to the Mediterranean.
Baer said serving in the Navy was a great experience.
"I loved it," he said.
Baer has seen many changes on Bradley's campus since he was hired, but he said he doesn't think crime is any different.
"It tends to be consistent," Baer said."We average the same number of thefts and personal crime.Nothing in human nature changes."
However, Baer said his department's authority to handle crime on campus has been transformed.
"When I came here, we were a security department," Baer said."It was a different type of interaction ... and we were confined to Bradley's property."
But in 1991, Bradley became the first private university in the state of Illinois to have a state-authorized police department.
Baer said the distinction allows the department to offer an enhanced level of response to both Bradley and the greater Peoria community.
"Our focus is the university, but the nature of the job draws us into the surrounding area," Baer said.
Fourteen officers currently work under Baer, and a 15th has just enrolled at the academy.
Baer said his department made an agreement with the city and Peoria County to allow his officers to issue tickets and make arrests.
"Becoming a police department only allowed us to make arrests on our property," Baer said."We made the agreement to make our duties fair and equitable within the municipality."
University police use forms supplied by city police, and work closely with the Peoria police department when cases affect both Bradley students and non-students.
Baer said the biggest challenge of leading the university police department is trying to make sure those affected by police are being treated fairly."We're perceived as insensitive," Baer said."But that's not the reason officers do their jobs."
He said he thinks of students' misbehavior as a learning experience, and thinks they benefit from learning the consequences of their actions."We try to let the students learn by doing," Baer said."We don't want to casually ignore their actions; then we're not doing what we're charged to do."
He offered university police's cooperation with the state's Campus/TAP operation as an example.
"Underage drinking is an issue," Baer said.

Buscout.com :: The Bradley Scout

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Bradley Police Chief Dave Baer said the suspects seem to resemble two suspects who were involved in one of the fall muggings on Calendar Avenue.The Calendar mugging was one out of a string of eight seemingly unrelated incidents where students were mugged or assaulted near campus last semester.

"The Cooper mugging reminds me of one back in the fall, on Calendar [Avenue]," Baer said."Deep in my heart, I think the suspects might be the same two guys ...Walz said she didn't realize she was putting herself in danger that evening.
"It was only about a block away," she said."I didn't think it would be a big deal to walk, like, a block away to do a homework assignment at a friend's house."
She said students should be careful while walking through Bradley neighborhoods, even if it seems unlikely one would become a target of a robbery.
Baer said he doesn't think these incidents should be viewed as the start of another crime spree similar to the string of incidents that occurred in the fall, but nonetheless, students should be careful while venturing out at night.
"My suggestion to students is to observe where they are going and to choose paths correctly," he said."If you don't have to walk down an alley, don't.Most are dimly lit."
Baer said while he believes the Cooper mugging's suspects resemble ones from a fall incident, police haven't made any connections concerning Coussens' assault.
Baer reminded students that as the weather becomes warmer, crime has a tendency to become more prevalent.
"Warm weather means people are more likely to walk rather than drive or have friends pick them up," Baer said.

Buscout.com :: The Bradley Scout

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Bradley Police Chief Dave Baer said muggings have also become more frequent in other Peoria neighborhoods.

"There have been other incidents city wide," Baer said.
Baer said with the increase of rainy and cold days, criminal activity has already started to decrease and he said he expects the winter months to decrease the criminal activity further.

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