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Schaumburg names new deputy police chief

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  • Schaumburg Village Clerk Marilyn Karr, left, swears in new Deputy Police Chief Dan Roach on Thursday. Roach's promotion from commander of investigations to deputy chief completes the restructuring of the department's command structure, which began after three undercover officers' arrests last year.

      Schaumburg Village Clerk Marilyn Karr, left, swears in new Deputy Police Chief Dan Roach on Thursday. Roach's promotion from commander of investigations to deputy chief completes the restructuring of the department's command structure, which began after three undercover officers' arrests last year.
    Photo Courtesy of the Schaumburg Police Department

  • Schaumburg Village Clerk Marilyn Karr, left, swears in new Deputy Police Chief Dan Roach on Thursday. Roach's promotion from commander of investigations to deputy chief completes the restructuring of the department's command structure, which began after three undercover officers' arrests last year.

      Schaumburg Village Clerk Marilyn Karr, left, swears in new Deputy Police Chief Dan Roach on Thursday. Roach's promotion from commander of investigations to deputy chief completes the restructuring of the department's command structure, which began after three undercover officers' arrests last year.
    Photo Courtesy of the Schaumburg Police Department

 
 

Schaumburg police Thursday completed a full restructuring of their command staff with the promotion of Commander of Investigations Dan Roach to deputy chief.

The transformation began after three undercover officers in the department's former Special Investigations Bureau were arrested on drug conspiracy charges in January 2013. The law enforcement consulting firm Hillard Heintze was quickly hired to analyze operations and recommend changes.

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Roach, a retired Illinois State Police captain, was hired as Schaumburg's new commander of investigations in September as the department began implementing Hillard Heintze's recommendations.

Having been with the department eight months now, Roach said his early impressions of the employees' professionalism and integrity have been reaffirmed over and over. He described his co-workers as professionals who want to learn from the past without living in the past.

"There has been so much work done by the people in this agency over the past year," Roach said. "People want to get better, they want to improve."

Police Chief James Lamkin, who began with the village in late December, said the position of deputy chief is a pivotal one, but had been left open to await his input.

"This is certainly an important position to get filled as we move on," he said.

The position of investigations commander has now been posted, with the expectation that there will be some overlapping of responsibilities until it's filled, Lamkin added.

Several positions, including that of investigations commander, will report directly to Roach.

Since Lamkin's arrival, the duties of deputy chief have been filled by Hillard Heintze employee Carl Anderson -- just as the firm's Chief Operating Officer Ken Bouche filled the role of interim chief after the April retirement of former chief Brian Howerton.

Though there still will be a periodic need to fill vacancies, Lamkin said he is now comfortable with the department's command structure.

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