After 11 years at the helm of the Roselle Police Department, Chief Steve Herron announced he will retire on March 23, 2023.
Herron began his tenure with the Roselle Police Department as Interim Chief in December 2011 after retiring as the Police Chief in the Village of Woodridge. He was appointed Roselle’s permanent Chief of Police effective April 2012. During his time with the Roselle Police Department, Herron has been a leader in several regional associations including the DuPage County Chiefs of Police, DuPage Emergency Telephone Systems Board Policy Advisory Committee, DuPage Public Safety Communications, and the formation of a one-of-a-kind countywide task force: the Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigations Team of DuPage.
Additionally, during his tenure Herron was responsible for overseeing a comprehensive analysis of the Department’s operations that led to the implementation of multiple enhancements its operations, including Roselle being one of the first communities in DuPage County to deploy body worn cameras; enhancing the Support Services Division to include social services and behavioral health counselors; and obtaining accreditation by the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.
"Chief Herron is a testament to his profession and the Roselle community and DuPage County have benefited greatly from his tenure and leadership,” said Roselle Mayor David Pileski. “The legacy of his work will continue through the staff he has mentored and supported driving a highly professional and engaged Police Department."
Herron said that his decision to retire was a difficult one, lauding the community’s support for law enforcement, the supportive Mayors and Village Boards he has worked with during his career with the Roselle Police Department, and the dedication and integrity of the entire police department staff.
“I have been in law enforcement for quite some time and have been involved with many police agencies, and I can say with strong confidence that Roselle is one of the finest communities and has one of the finest police departments I have ever seen,” said Herron.
The Village of Roselle is actively finalizing the process to appoint a new Chief of Police and will share information about the process in the coming weeks.