Subject to approval of the mayor and city council Glenn Theriault has been named the new Sycamore Police Chief effective January 5, 2015.
Theriault, 42, will retire from his post as operations commander in Elgin, where he’s served for 20 years to replace retiring Sycamore Police Chief Don Thomas.
The city council on Dec. 1 will consider a three-year contract for Theriault at a starting annual salary of $107,600. Thomas’ current annual salary is $109,505.
The search for a new police chief in Sycamore began in August after Chief Don Thomas announced his retirement effective Jan. 2.
The new Police Chief was one of four finalists from a field of about 40 candidates. He was interviewed by aldermen, city staff, local law enforcement, Sycamore fire and police commissioners and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Theriault grew up in the Elgin area but lived in Sycamore for about 5 years. He served as an aircrew survival technician in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
He has a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement administration from Marian University in Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s school of staff and command, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s leadership in police organizations program, and the FBI’s law enforcement executive program.
Click Here To Submit A News Tip Or Story