Sycamore City Manager Brian Gregory announced Tuesday his intention to recommend the appointment of Jim Winters to serve as Police Chief for the City of Sycamore. Winters has been in law enforcement for over 27 years where he has served in many different capacities, most recently serving as acting Police Chief. He has spent the majority of his career with the Illinois State Police where he served as Lt. Colonel over field operations before coming to Sycamore.
Winters has extensive experience in criminal and narcotic investigations as well as command level experience in multi-jurisdictional investigative task forces, intelligence and special operations. He possesses strong command experience, clear leadership skills and is well known and respected not only in the Sycamore community but in law enforcement throughout the state.
Winters holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the Illinois State University and attended the Southern Police Institute Chief Executive Leadership Program and the Department of Justice’ Narcotics Commanders Leadership Institute. He resides in the Sycamore community with his wife and three children. Jim has been actively involved in the community in a variety of ways including serving as President of the Sycamore Sports Boosters, teaching Criminal Justice at Kishwaukee College and being active in youth sports as a coach and a co-founder of Sycamore Youth Football.
Winters’ extensive experience in law enforcement and knowledge of the community make him an ideal fit for the position. “Jim is a proven leader with a strong understanding of policing and the Sycamore community,” Gregory noted, “His passion for policing, strong work ethic and desire to help others reach their full potential will assist Jim as he leads the Sycamore Police Department going forward.”
The City Council will consider Winters’ appointment on August 7th.
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