Edith Hudson is chief of Marquette University Police Department.
Hudson leads over 80 public safety professionals, including law enforcement officers, public safety officers, police dispatchers and other support staff. MUPD's patrol area includes all campus property and the community surrounding it. Hudson also leads the Department of Campus Safety team which includes the university's LIMO program and the safety services officers who are stationed in the dorms during overnight hours.
Hudson is the former assistant chief of police for the Milwaukee Police Department. She served MPD for 25 years in progressive leadership roles before she retired from active duty in good standing in November 2015. During her time with MPD, Hudson also served as the commander of the District 5 police station; acting commander of the District 3 police station; shift commander at Districts 3, 5 and 2; and shift commander of the Sensitive Crimes Division – Domestic Violence Unit. She was also a supervisor with the Tactical Enforcement Unit. Following her long tenure with MPD, Hudson most recently served as security manager for Wisconsin operations at Briggs and Stratton Corp.
As assistant chief of MPD, Hudson was responsible for one-third of the department’s personnel — approximately 800 police and civilian employees. She said her dedication to community policing came when she took over command responsibilities for District 3, which includes Marquette University and its Near West Side neighborhood.