Hoffman named Campton Hills police chief

By on December 25, 2009

Campton Hills—Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith announced the appointment of Daniel Hoffman as the Campton Hills Chief of Police.

Hoffman will oversee the department, which employs six full-time and eight part-time police officers.

“The entire Village Board is delighted to have Chief Hoffman join us,” Smith said. “Rarely do you find a person with the combined capabilities in management, interpersonal communications and field experience that Dan brings to the organization.” Hoffman replaces former Police Chief Greg Anderson, who resigned in November.

Hoffman was hired as an Aurora police officer in 1979, where he served as a patrol officer and school resource officer. He was promoted to sergeant in 1990, where he oversaw patrol operations, narcotics/special operations and the investigative services bureau, before being promoted to lieutenant in 2004.

As a lieutenant, Hoffman oversaw patrol operations and administrative services. In 2007, Hoffman was promoted to police commander, where he oversaw three lieutenants, 10 sergeants, 75 officers and a civilian staff. Hoffman remained in this position until his retirement in July 2009.

In addition to his police career, Hoffman currently serves as the president of the Aurora Police Pension Fund, is a board member of the Aurora Police Credit Union, and a board member of Hesed House. He has been active in other community organizations as well.

An official swearing-in ceremony has yet to be scheduled.