SG welcomes new chief of police

By on June 14, 2013

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels and the Village Board on June 4 entered into an agreement with Patrick Rollins, who will become Sugar Grove’s next chief of police. Rollins will officially begin his duties on July 8.

Rollins comes to Sugar Grove with over 23 years of experience in law enforcement. He served the past 12 years of his career as deputy chief of police for the village of Lombard. Based on his professional track record, Rollins was selected by the FBI National Academy to be trained at their headquarters in Quantico, Va., and was a member of the Academy’s 248th graduating class of 2012.

Rollins led his former department to be accredited and consistently recognized nationally by CALEA. Most recently, he launched the Violent Intruder Program in DuPage, Cook and surrounding counties to increase awareness of school and community protection. Rollins also has extensive command experience with community and sporting events, including the 2012 PGA Ryder Cup.

“Sugar Grove is a special community and I am excited to work with such a great team of law enforcement professionals to serve its residents,” Rollins said. “Having participated in the growth of Lombard, I learned that successful policing takes teamwork between our officers, the Sugar Grove board, residents, neighboring communities and partnerships with other agencies. I feel honored to have this opportunity to help the Village Board insure an impressive future for Sugar Grove.”

Rollins will replace current interim Police Chief Ron Moser.

“We wish Chief Moser all the best in his retirement, and we thank him for his exemplary work over the past year,” Michels said. “We are confident that Chief Rollins will continue and expand on the strides that Chief Moser made, and that Chief Rollins will more than live up to his reputation as an outstanding committed law enforcement officer who leads by example and with professionalism. We look forward to having Pat as our chief, and ask the community to welcome him.”