New deputy chief recommended in Lincolnshire

  • Bill Price

    Bill Price

Updated 6/9/2014 9:53 PM

A veteran Lake County police officer is in line to become Lincolnshire's next deputy police chief.

Bill Price, a former deputy chief with the Vernon Hills Police Department, has been recommended for the job by Police Chief Peter Kinsey and Village Manager Brad Burke.


If Price's hiring is approved by the village board at its June 23 meeting, he'll replace Greg Duffy as deputy chief. Duffy retired in May.

Prince could be sworn in at that June 23 meeting.

Price would take the job on a temporary basis. He would contractually serve for two years "with the option for a third if we need it," Kinsey told the Daily Herald before Monday's village board meeting.

He would help develop police supervisors for higher positions, including the deputy chief post, Kinsey said.

Ideally, a sergeant eventually will be promoted to deputy chief, Burke told trustees during Monday night's committee-of-the-whole meeting.

The board took no action on the matter, nor did trustees comment on the choice.

Price joined the Vernon Hills Police Department in 1981 as a patrol officer.

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He was promoted to investigator in 1988 and continued to rise through the ranks, becoming deputy chief of support services in 2000.

Price was named deputy chief of operations in 2006.

Price retired from the department in May 2012 but took a courtroom security job with the Lake County sheriff's office the following January.

Price's experience in police operations and administration made him the best of the two or three candidates interviewed for the post, Kinsey told the Daily Herald.

"(That) gives him a very broad perspective and knowledge of police operations," Kinsey said.

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