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Alan Roechner, Chief of Police

Alan M. Roechner is currently the Chief of Police in Joliet and has been with the department since 1991.

Chief Roechner has served in a wide variety of units and positions throughout his career with the department.  He has served as a Neighborhood-Oriented Policing Officer, Tactical Officer, Neighborhood Response Team Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Tactical Unit Sergeant, Watch Commander, and Narcotics and Tactical Unit Lieutenant.  He has served as Operations Team Commander for the ILEAS Mobile Field Force since its inception in 2007.  He served as a team member and team leader on the Department’s Special Operations Squad (SWAT) from 1998-2007.  He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2001, lieutenant in 2007, Division Commander in 2010 where he was assigned as the Operations Commander.  In 2014 he was promoted to Deputy Chief assigned to Investigations until his appointment to Chief December 04, 2018.  

Chief Roechner earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with highest honors in 2011 from Benedictine University where he was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, a national honors society in business, management and administration.

He has completed various advanced level police-related training courses to include most noteworthy the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute of Police (Boston University – 2011), Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command (2003).

Chief Roechner has received various honors and awards to include Martin S. Murrin Officer of the Year Labor Award 1998, Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year 1999, PERF Herman Goldstein International Problem Solving Award, two Life Saving Awards and the Award of Heroism. 

Alan M. Roechner is married and has three daughters.