Arlington Heights police chief moves up retirement

  • Gerald Mourning

    Gerald Mourning

  • Deputy Police Chief Nick Pecora, at podium from left, and Chief Gerald Mourning gave community members a tour of the new police station in March. Pecora became acting chief Friday after Mourning moved up his retirement date.

    Deputy Police Chief Nick Pecora, at podium from left, and Chief Gerald Mourning gave community members a tour of the new police station in March. Pecora became acting chief Friday after Mourning moved up his retirement date. Courtesy of Arlington Heights Police Department

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 6/7/2019 5:34 PM

Longtime Arlington Heights Police Chief Gerald Mourning moved up his retirement by about two months on Friday, officially retiring after 14 years at the helm of the department. Mourning had announced in May his intention to retire as of Aug. 4.

Village officials said in the same late Friday afternoon announcement that Nick Pecora is now acting police chief. He is one of three deputy chiefs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Mourning spent 42 years in law enforcement, including time as the police chief in West Chicago, the director of safety for the Milwaukee Public Schools, an investigator with the St. Charles Police Department, and a patrolman in East Dundee. He is only the fifth police chief in the 125-year history of the Arlington Heights department.

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