NIU #ELGLInspire Speaker: Jason Leverton

Posted on April 22, 2019


#ELGLInspire’s last stop for the 2019 academic year! ELGL is headed to Northern Illinois University on April 26, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event!

Jason Leverton

DeKalb Police Cmdr. Jason Leverton outlines a plan to buy public safety radios at a deeply discounted price during a special City Council meeting Friday.

Police Commander, City of DeKalb


What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)? 

Stewart & Associates Security Services

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in? 

Pensacola Christian College (BS – Criminal Justice); Northern Illinois University (MPA – Public Administration)

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today? 

Organizational Development; Human Resource Management; Program Evaluation; Community Policing

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it? 

“The most important thing you can do with your life is make a positive impact in someone else’s life.”

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it? 

Take Command by Jake Wood; yes I would recommend it

Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)? 


What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared? 

Cast a wide net and make yourself known.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position). 

Not being truthful in an application or interview.

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

Because it’s the opposite of the corporate world where motivation is driven by sales and profit. A service-driven people-oriented career can be much more rewarding.

RSVP today for #ELGLInspire!

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