Repairs to the Schaumburg Police Department continued Tuesday with the hiring of retired Illinois State Police Capt. Dan Roach as the department's new commander of investigations.
The hiring of Roach marks another major step in the reorganization of the department after the arrests of three undercover officers on drug conspiracy charges in January, and the subsequent disbanding of the force's Special Investigations Bureau.
Interim Police Chief Ken Bouche said Roach's 26-year career in law enforcement involved many high-profile criminal investigations involving conspiracy, narcotics and homicide.
Well-known homicide cases Roach was involved with include the Lane Bryant killings in Tinley Park, both Drew Peterson investigations, the Christopher Vaughn case and the Northern Illinois University shootings.
Roach more recently has worked as a public safety and security consultant, speaking and training others on such topics such as active shooter operations, motivational leadership for emergency responders and preliminary criminal investigations for patrol officers.
Bouche said that among the many reforms the Schaumburg Police Department has undergone this year, investigations has been identified as a key area requiring immediate change.
Roach has a bachelor of science in marketing from Northern Illinois University, a master's of business administration from St. Ambrose University and a master's of criminal justice from St. Ambrose.
Roach was sworn in Tuesday morning and began work immediately. He could not be reached for comment.