John is presently the Chief of Police, holding his position since the retirement of the former Chief in June 2001. John has been with the Police Department since March 1985 and has previously held the positions of Patrolman, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Commander, Detective Commander and Deputy Chief of Field Operations. John holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute and the Delinquency Control Institute of University of Southern California. John is a member of the Northwest Central Dispatch Executive Board. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System and the Major Case Assistance Team. He also serves on the Board of Officers of the North Suburban Chiefs Association, and a member of the International and Illinois Chiefs Association.