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Winnetka's Police Chief Retiring in June after 26 Years' Service to the Village

May 8, 2017 09:40 AM

 After 26 years of service to Winnetka, Chief of Police Patrick Kreis has announced his plans to retire.  He anticipates his last day will be in June, 2017. 
 After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Chief Kreis started his career in Winnetka as a Patrol Officer in 1991.  He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with a Certificate in Human Resources Management. His extensive knowledge of the Winnetka community, staff and partnering agencies has been a great asset to the Winnetka Police Department.  Throughout his career, he maintained the highest ethical values for himself and his staff.  Thanks to these qualities, Chief Kreis steadily worked his way up the ranks, becoming Chief of Police in 2011, where he has been a valued and respected member of the Village’s leadership team.
The Chief's energy and innovation transformed the Winnetka Police Department into the first-rate public safety organization it is today.  The Village invites the community to join in congratulating Chief Kreis and wishing him future success at the Village of Vernon Hills, where he has been appointed Police Chief.


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