The Arlington Heights Police Department has named Investigator Todd Radek as the L.W. Calderwood Officer of the Year.
Radek, a 19-year veteran of the department presently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau, will be honored by the police department and the Arlington Heights Rotary Club at an award luncheon on March 14 at European Crystal Banquet & Conference Center.
The L.W. Calderwood Officer of the Year award is presented annually to the police officer demonstrating the most significant contributions that year toward the overall betterment of the community.
The award is sponsored by the Arlington Heights Rotary Club, and is named for Bill Calderwood, Arlington Heights' chief of police from January 1958 through November 1976.
Over the course of his 19 years, Radek has been a patrol officer, Crisis Intervention Team member, a criminal investigator and an instructor for the Arlington Heights Police Department's Citizen Police Academy.
He has established an outstanding performance record that includes commendations, many distinguished performance citations, and complimentary letters from citizens.
He has demonstrated his commitment to assist individuals who are victims of financial exploitation. Many of these cases involved elderly and disabled individuals. Radek has developed a reputation of possessing a strong work ethic combined with a compassion for all victims of crime.
Nominations for Officer of the Year can be made by any member of the police department, and the selection is by majority vote of the department's supervisory staff.