Mundelein narrows police chief search
Updated: December 17, 2012 12:52PM
MUNDELEIN – An ad hoc committee has narrowed its choices to succeed retiring Mundelein Police Chief Ray Rose.
Down to six candidates, the committee plans to have a candidate for the Village Board to approve during one of its January meetings. The police chief position is a mayoral appointment with consent of the trustees.
Because it’s his appointment, Village President Kenneth Kessler heads the committee, followed by Rose, Village Administrator John Lobaito, Trustee Ray Semple, a human resources representative and outside consultant.
Rose was among the longest tenured police chiefs in the Chicago area. He left Elk Grove Village and became Mundelein’s chief in 1992.
Jan. 31 will be Rose’s last day. He’s been credited for lobbying legislators into passing landmark safety laws, while also forming regional task forces that pool efforts against common crimes.~.