“Moraine Valley has been good for the community and good for me. It all started here…and it’s gonna end here.”
O’Connor discusses the evolution of his 42-year career in law enforcement, which started and will end at Moraine Valley. His Introduction to Law Enforcement instructor wondered about the long-haired musician in the class, but ultimately guided him into police work. O’Connor worked for the Office of Campus Safety and Security on the midnight shift before spending the next 30 years working for municipal police departments. When he returned as police chief in 2007, his career had come full circle.