Hubbard Named Director of Security
Edwardsville Community Unit Schools District #7 has named Chief Michael Hubbard as the Director of Security.
Hubbard’s hire was approved May 23 by the District #7 Board of Education. The position comes after District #7 restructured its school resource officer (SRO) program with the City of Edwardsville to have four SRO officers. Hubbard will help revise school crisis plans and will work on security and safety measures throughout the district.
Hubbard retired with the rank of Chief of Police in September 2017 after a 22-year career with the East St. Louis Police Department. During his career, he operated in various capacities within law enforcement from basic patrol, narcotics investigations, criminal investigations, firearms instruction, field training and leadership and command.
“I am excited to be a member of the Edwardsville Community Unit School District family and am also excited to be able to assist in the continued development of its exceptional school safety department,” said Hubbard.
Upon his retirement, Chief Hubbard served with the East St. Louis School District 189 as Supervisor of School Safety and Security from August 2017 to December 2021 where he developed a professional and cohesive security department as well as established working relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Throughout his career, Chief Hubbard has been committed to the philosophy and principles of community policing, inclusion, diversion and deflection and community engagement and partnerships. This philosophy was part of the department’s organizational plan and has continued to guide Chief Hubbard’s leadership efforts throughout my career.
He also has extensive knowledge in security measures ranging from physical security to technical security with a working knowledge of executive protection measures, leadership, grant and budget management.
Chief Michael Hubbard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and a Law Enforcement Officer Certification from Southwestern Illinois College.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, Belleville O’Fallon Alumni Chapter where he previously served as Guide Right Chairman, the fraternities youth mentoring program.
Chief Hubbard currently serves as a board member on the State of Illinois Restore, Reinvest and Renew (R3) Board which is led by the Lt. Governor of the State of Illinois.
He is also the executive pastor of the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of East St. Louis, Ill., where he assists the senior pastor in running the business and ministerial operations of the church.
Chief Hubbard has been married for 17 years to his wife, Joann Hubbard, and the couple has two children, Makayla Hubbard and Michai Hubbard. Makayla will soon be attending Veterinarian School at Tuskegee University and Michai will be attending Kentucky State University in the fall of 2022.