- IU Police Department
Bill Abston began his law enforcement career by joining the IUPA cadet program in 1977 and then completing the IU Police Academy in 1978.
Abston was hired as a full time IU police officer in the fall of 1978. He later became a Uniform Sergeant, Uniform Lieutenant, and later a Uniform Captain.
In 2017, Abston served as Interim IUPD-IUPUI Chief of Police. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of Police for IUPD-IUPUI as well as a firearm instructor.