Mark Bullock currently serves as interim co-director of the Department of Public Safety and has served as captain of the Police Division since 2015. He oversees the daily operations of the Patrol and Investigations Divisions, is a member of the University of Iowa Threat Assessment Team and has administrative oversight of the Security Division, Records Division, Special Events, Key and Access Services, and the Department of Public Safety finance and budget.
A born Hawkeye, the Bettendorf native began his law enforcement career with the Memphis, Tennessee, Police Department where he was a member of Uniformed Patrol, Mounted Patrol, the Organized Crime Unit, the Entertainment District Unit, and the Crisis Intervention Team. In 2012, he was awarded the Memphis Police Department’s Medal of Honor, the department’s highest award, prior to returning to Iowa and the beginning of his career with the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety in 2014.
He is a graduate of the University of Iowa University College’s Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Justice and Ethics track, as well the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Executive MBA Program. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and has been selected to attend the FBI National Academy in 2022, becoming the first University of Iowa representative to do so.
His wife, Kristine, is a program manager for the University of Iowa, managing the Southeast STEM Hub for the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with their three young boys, traveling, and enjoying the outdoor activities available throughout the Iowa City area.