Bill Wolf Appointed Interim Police Chief in Elgin

Bill Wolf Appointed Interim Police Chief in Elgin

Elgin City Manager Rick Kozal announces that Deputy Chief Bill Wolf will serve as interim police chief, effective Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Wolf will serve as the interim chief until a selection is made for the chief position. Wolf will now be responsible for running the department of nearly 300 employees, including 182 sworn officers, and an annual operating budget of more than $44 million.

Wolf brings 26 years of experience and leadership with the Elgin Police Department. Wolf was hired in 1992, promoted to lieutenant in 2006, promoted to commander in 2012 and then promoted to deputy chief in 2013.

“The talent runs deep in the Elgin Police Department and all effort will be made to ensure the next chief will build on that strong foundation,” said Kozal. “I am continuing to seek guidance from the city council, the community and staff on the qualities desired in Elgin’s next police chief, and a decision will be made shortly.”

Wolf steps into the interim post as Jeff Swoboda retires after 26 years with the Elgin Police Department. Swoboda will continue his career as the Chief of Police in Fort Collins, CO, beginning on Monday, June 4, 2018.

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SOURCE: city of Elgin Police Department news release