Sworn Officers


Darren D. Mitchell

Darren Mitchell Position: Deputy Chief

Serving Since: 2000

Special Units and Training: Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Critical Incidence Response Team; Certified Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT); Interpersonal Violence Response Team (IVRT); Honor Guard; School of Police Staff and Command

Education: M.S. in Education - Northern Illinois University


Donald J. Rodman

Donald Rodman Position: Police Lieutenant – Operations

Serving Since: 2006

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), Lead Homicide Investigator, Juvenile Officer, Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT),

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Nutrition and Dietetics – Northern Illinois University
  • Master of Science – Sport Management - Northern Illinois University
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University

Awards: Outstanding Supervisor – Fall 2012



Kartik Ramakrishnan

Kartik RamakrishnanPosition: Police Lieutenant

Serving Since: 2002

Special Units and Training: Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Critical Incident Response Team; Interpersonal Violence Response Team; Certified Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT); Honor Guard; School of Police Staff and Command; Physical Control Tactics Instructor; Rapid Deployment Instructor; Field Training Officer (FTO)

Education: B.A. Corporate Communications -Northern Illinois University



Jason John

Jason John Position: Police Lieutenant - Administration & Emergency Management.

Serving Since: 2004

Special Units and Training: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Field Training Officer (FTO), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Juvenile Officer, Lead Homicide Investigator, Breath Alcohol Operator.

Education:

  • Bachelor in Science in Human Resource Management – Northern Illinois University
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University

Awards:

  • Chief’s Award – 2012
  • Outstanding Supervisor – 2008, 2011
  • Life Saving Award – 2008
  • Officer of the Year – 2007
  • Outstanding Officer Award – Fall 2005

Curtis R. Young

Curtis YoungPosition: Police Sergeant - Access Control

Serving Since: 1995

Special Units and Training: Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT), Juvenile Officer

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology - Evangel University
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University


Joseph E. Przybyla

Joseph PrzybylaPosition: Police Sergeant – Clery/Telecommunications

Serving Since: 2001

Special Training and Units: Paramedic, Juvenile Officer, Breath Alcohol Operator, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Bicycle Officer

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice/Psychology – Lewis University
  • Master of Science – Criminal and Social Justice – Lewis University
  • Master of Business Administration – North Central University

Awards:

  • Life Saving Award – September 2012
  • Life Saving Award – July 2009
  • Distinguished Performance Award – February 14, 2008
  • Outstanding Officer Award – 2004
  • Outstanding Supervisor Award – 2007 and 2009


Lawrence J. Ellington

Lawrence EllingtonPosition: Detective Sergeant - Investigations

Serving Since: 2003

Special Units and Training: S.W.A.T. Certification, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Critical Incident Response Team Supervisor (C.I.R.T.), Lead Homicide Investigator, Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT)

Education: School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University

Awards:

  • Officer of the Year 2004
  • Outstanding Supervisor Award – December 2007
  • Medal of Valor Recipient – February 14, 2008


RaMon V. Holland

RaMon HollandPosition: Police Sergeant – Patrol

Serving Since: 2001

Special Units and Training: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Field Training Officer (FTO), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Physical Control Tactics Instructor, Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

Education: School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University



Dathan C. Jackson

Dathan JacksonPosition: Police Sergeant - Telecommunications/Security Guards

Serving since: 2002

Special Units and Training: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Juvenile Officer, Breath Alcohol Operator, Lead Homicide Investigator

Education:

  • Bachelor in Science in Psychology- Northern Illinois University,
  • Masters in Science in Education - Northern Illinois University,
  • Masters in Science in Public Administration- Northern Illinois University
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University


Alan E. Smith

Alan SmithPosition: Police Sergeant - Patrol

Serving Since: 2005

Special Units and Training: Outstanding Officer Fall 2006; Outstanding Supervisor Fall 2007; Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Certified Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED); Field Training Officer (FTO); Certified Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT); School of Police Command and Staff; Honor Guard; Breathalyzer Operator; Juvenile Officer; Homicide Investigation , Lead Homicide Investigation, Advanced Public Information Officer

Education:

  • Associate in Science – The College of Lake County
  • B.S. In Electronic Management - Southern Illinois University
  • JD / MBA – Northern Illinois University
  • LLM in Real Estate Law – The John Marshall Law School


Lucinda H. Brunner

Lucinda Brunner Position: Police Sergeant – Access Control/Huskie Patrol

Serving since: 2004

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business and French- Alma College
  • School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University

Awards: Officer of the Year 2005



Jason A. Wright

Jason WrightPosition: Police Sergeant – Emergency Management/Training/Event Coordinator/Student Event Staff

Serving Since: 2006

Special Units and Training: Master Firearms Instructor, Certified Crisis Negotiator, Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Breath Alcohol Operator

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Eastern Illinois University
  • Master of Science – Eastern Illinois University
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University

Awards:

  • Medal of Valor – February 14, 2008
  • Outstanding Officer – 2009


Ali A. Muhiuddin

Ali MuhiuddinPosition: Police Sergeant – Coordination, Analysis, and Programming (CAP)

Serving Since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Lead Homicide Investigator, Juvenile Officer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Field Training Officer (FTO)

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Political Science – Northern Illinois University
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University


John F. Votaw

John VotawPosition: Police Sergeant – Records/EMS Coordinator

Serving Since: 2007

Special Training and Units: Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician, Lead Homicide Investigator, Juvenile Officer

Education:

  • Ph.D. History – Beijing University
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University


Jeffrey N. Riddell

Jeffrey RiddellPosition: Police Sergeant – Patrol

Serving Since: 2007

Special Training and Units: Paramedic, Breath Alcohol Operator, Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT), Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.), Field Training Officer (FTO)

Education:

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science – Emergency Medical Services - Kishwaukee College
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University

Awards: Outstanding Officer Fall 2008



Dennis L. Grant

Dennis Grant Position: Police Sergeant - Patrol

Serving Since: 2008

Special Units and Training: Bicycle Officer, Juvenile Officer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Field Training Officer (FTO)

Education: School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University

Awards: Officer of the Year 2011



DeMarcus K. Lindsey

DeMarcus Lindsey Position: Police Sergeant - Housing, Education, and Liaison Program (HELP)

Serving Since: 2007

Special Units and Training: Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Certified Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Education: Bachelor Of Arts -University of Kentucky.


Michelle D. Anderson

Michelle AndersonPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Paramedic

Special Units and Training: Bachelors of Applied Science in Criminal Justice – Westwood College- DuPage Campus

Awards: Life Saving Award – September 2012



Tony G. Ayala

Tony AyalaPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 1998

Special Units and Training: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Juvenile Officer, Lead Homicide Investigator, Field Training Officer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Special Units and Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Management-University of Phoenix
  • School of Police Staff and Command – Northwestern University


Emily M. Baert

Emily BaertPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2012

Special Training and Units: Paramedic

Special Units and Training: Associates of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services – Kishwaukee College



John M. Barnett

John BarnettPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Juvenile Officer, Traffic Crash Investigator, Lead Homicide Investigator

Special Units and Training: Bachelor of Arts in Criminology-Northern Illinois University



Gary A. Bjorklund

Gary BjorklundPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Training and Units: Canine Handler (K-9), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Lead Homicide Investigator

Special Units and Training:

  • Bachelors of Applied Science in Database Administration- Robert Morris University
  • Associates of Applied Science in Computer Programming-Robert Morris University


Shaunda M. Bradley

Shaunda BradleyPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2012

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Lead Homicide Investigator, Breath Alcohol Operator



Devon P. Buckle

Devon BucklePosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2005

Special Training and Units: Breath Alcohol Operator, Juvenile Officer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Special Units and Training: Bachelor of Science in Sociology-Northern Illinois University



John T. Campbell

John CampbellPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2002

Special Units and Training: Bicycle Officer, Juvenile Officer, Breath Alcohol Operator, Field Training Officer (FTO), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Special Units and Training: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice -Western Illinois University



Karen J. Clifton

Karen J CliftonPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 1995

Education

Paramedic, CPR Instructor, Bicycle Officer, Field Training Officer (FTO), Juvenile Officer

Awards:

Life Saving Award, September 2012



Eric J. Davis

Eric J. Davis Position: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Units and Training: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Lead Homicide Investigator

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Public Health- Northern Illinois University



Jeffrey M. Donohue Jr.

Jeffrey M. Donohue Position: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Units and Training: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Canine Officer (K-9), Breath Alcohol Operator, Lead Homicide Investigator



Emily R. Harrison

Emily R. HarrisonPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Units and Training: Canine Officer (K-9), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT),

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology-Eastern Illinois University



Cole J. Henert

Cole J. HenertPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Units and Training: Canine Officer (K-9), Emergency Management Technician (EMT), Breath Alcohol Operator, Lead Homicide Investigator

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminology- Northern Illinois University



David N. Jadran

David N. JadranPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Training & Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science-Northern Illinois University

Awards: Outstanding Officer Award - 2012



Wey-ni A. Langdon

Wey-ni Langdon Position: Police Officer

Serving since: 2007

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Juvenile Officer

Education: Bachelor of Science - Sociology – Northern Illinois University



Matthew A. Lave

Matthew A. LavePosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2012

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic



Daniel J. Leifker

Daniel LeifkerPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Paramedic

Education: Bachelors of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration - Western Illinois University

  • Masters of Art in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration – Western Illinois University
  • Associate of Science Emergency Medical Services – Kishwaukee College


Mia S. Lenon

Mia LenonPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Education: Bachelor of Arts – Sociology – Northern Illinois University



Daniel Mazepa

Daniel MazepaPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Lead Homicide Investigator

Education: Bachelor of Arts-Criminal Justice and Forensic Criminal Investigation – Lewis University



Jason T. McCauley

Jason McCauleyPosition: Detective - Investigations

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Juvenile Officer, Breath Alcohol Operator, Lead Homicide Investigator



George T. Mildner

George MidnerPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2002

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Juvenile Officer

Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Film & Television Production - New York University
  • Master of Arts – Integrated Marketing Communication - Wheaton College


Daniel J. Mojica

Daniel MojicaPosition: Detective - Investigations

Serving since: 2007

Education: Lead Homicide Investigator, Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)



Michael W. Moore

Michael W. MoorePosition: Detective - Investigations

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), Juvenile Officer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT), Evidence Technician

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Northern Illinois University



Habideen O. Olaniran

Habideen Olaniran Position: Police Officer

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Lead Homicide Investigator, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Breath Alcohol Operator, Hazardous Materials Operations (HMO)



Marcus Roccaforte

Marc RoccafortePosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 1995

Special Training and Units: Firearms Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Honor Guard, Juvenile Officer

Education: Bachelor of Arts – History – Northern Illinois University

Awards:

  • Officer of the Year
  • Outstanding Officer Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Chiefs Award
  • Master Firearms Award


Maria N. Ruiz-Santana

Maria Ruiz-SantanaPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2009

Special Training and Units: Traffic Crash Investigator, Lead Homicide Investigator, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Education: Bachelor of Arts – Sociology – Northern Illinois University



Richard A. Scott

Richard ScottPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 1999

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Bicycle Officer, Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT), Critical Incident Response Teach (CIRT)



Menelek Shaw

Menelek ShawPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Juvenile Officer, Lead Homicide Investigator, Breath Alcohol Operator



Elizabeth A. Slouka

Elizabeth SloukaPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Certified National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Education: B.A. Sociology, Minor Political Science



Anthony N. Vinz

Anthony VinzPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)



Darren G. Walker

Darren WalkerPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZMAT),Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) , Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

Education:

  • Masters of Science – Art Education – Radford University
  • Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts – Hampton University


Larry J. Williams

Larry J. WilliamsPosition: Police Officer

Serving since: 2011

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Lead Homicide Investigator

Education: Bachelor of Science - Human Resource Management – Northern Illinois University



Cynthia M. Zimberoff

Cynthia Zimberoff Position: Police Officer

Serving since: 2002

Special Training and Units: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Certified Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Evidence/Property Manager, Evidence Technician Training, Bicycle Officer

Education: Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration-Western Illinois University

Awards: Outstanding Officer Fall 2004 and Spring 2008



Chris L. Zydzik

Chris ZydzikPosition: Detective - Investigations

Serving since: 2008

Special Training and Units: Lead Homicide Investigator, Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Hazardous Materials Technician, Evidence Technician.

Education: B.A. in Sociology- Northern Illinois University

Awards: Officer of the Year - 2012