Maple Park welcomes David Krull as the new police chief

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, Maple Park Village President Suzanne Fahnestock stated, "I am pleased to announce the appointment of our new police chief David Krull. David has the full support of the president and board, and we look forward to working together to continue promoting the village as a great place to live and work."

Krull has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and has served as the deputy chief with the Village of Riverside. The appointment is being made after a three-month process where a community survey was conducted and interviews were held with the village president and with the board of trustees.

Krull's experience includes over 10 years of command-level leadership. Krull began his career with the Burr Ridge Police Department as a patrol officer where he gained experience in investigations, traffic enforcement and served as the alternate officer in charge.

From there, Krull moved to Riverside where he served in a number of different capacities such as elder service officer and field training officer and enforced village ordinances and oversaw the transition to a new CAD/RMS system used to dispatch calls coming into 911. He also served on the West Suburban Homicide Task Force. In 2014, he was promoted to deputy chief where he oversaw the daily operations of the police department, including budgeting and payroll, the development and implementation of department policies and procedures; served as the training, risk management and grant coordinator and Freedom of Information Act officer. Krull retired in 2017 and then served as a protective security officer and was then promoted to corporate security and safety supervisor with the ACE Hardware Corp. Most recently he served as an Illinois Commerce Commission police officer.

Krull holds a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety's School or Police Staff and Command and its Executive Management Program; and the Police Executive Research Forum's (PERF) Senior Management in Policing Program.

Krull has been recognized with numerous awards and commendations for leadership, as the Elder Service Officer of the Year; and has received the Riverside Officer of the Year Award and the Cook County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Award of Valor.

On his appointment, Krull stated, "I am honored to have been chosen as the new chief of police for the Village of Maple Park Police Department. I look forward to working with the residents, businesses, elected officials and police department members to continue building upon the success of the Village of Maple Park and the police department. I am also looking forward to implementing new programs in the village and to revisit past programs that benefit the residents of the village. I also would like to thank President Fahnestock and the board of trustees for the opportunity to serve the village of Maple Park."

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