is a public-private partnership that coordinates
critical infrastructure protection with federal,
state, and local law enforcement, emergency
management, and first responders. Steve Caluris brings 33
years of law enforcement, intelligence analysis,
and management experience to the role.
Steve was previously Deputy Chief of the Chicago
Police Deployment Operations Center, the Crime
Prevention Information Center (CPIC) Fusion
Center, and Crime Control Strategies. The CPIC, a
model for fusion centers around the country,
provided Steve with the opportunity to collaborate
with local, state, and federal-government
partners, and to provide the private sector with
valuable information and guidance that increases
the resiliency of our entire community.
Mr. Caluris’s accomplishments in the Chicago
Police Department include:
• Creating the Deployment Operations Center,
Chicago’s intelligence-led policing strategy that
has helped reduce murders and shootings.
• Establishing the CPD’s federally certified
Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility,
which allows communication of classified
information up to Top Secret and SCI.
• Developing the Major Incident Notification
System (MINS) and the Facility Information
Management System (FIMS) for sharing and storing
• Developing policies for the Nationwide
Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. This
initiative is a program of the United States
Government that collects and shares reports of
suspicious activity by people in the United
Steve’s past supervisory positions include Deputy
Chief of Narcotics and Organized Crime, Deputy
Chief of Area 3 Patrol, Assistant Deputy
Superintendent of Special Functions, Commander of
the 24th District, Commander of the Deployment
Operations Center, and 1st District Foot
Lieutenant and Area 4 Detective. His roles
included commanding special events such as NATO,
the Chicago Marathon, and various large-scale
protests. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois
as well as numerous certifications and awards. He
was born and raised in Chicago.
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