Lincolnwood deputy police chief retires after 27 years of service

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:22:58 AM. John Walsh, deputy chief of police for the Village of Lincolnwood, retired on Oct. 27 after 27 years with the force, according to a village press release.

The Police Department's deputy chief retired, after nearly three decades on the force, village officials announced.

John Walsh began working with the village police department in 1990 as a patrol officer. He worked his way up to patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant and detective lieutenant before he was appointed deputy chief of police in December 2013, according to a village news release announcing his retirement.

Walsh worked for 10 years in criminal investigations and for 11 years was assigned to the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force. He helped investigate 74 homicide and death investigations in the greater Chicago region, and served as operations commander for 32 of those investigations, according to the release.

He retired Oct. 27 after 27 years on the force, the release states.

"John served in almost every function or capacity in the Police Department including planning special events, organizing emergency response plans, staffing patrol and criminal investigations, directing patrol operations, coordinating crime prevention plans, researching policies and budgeting special projects," village officials said in the release.

Walsh also worked with the village as it transitioned 911 emergency dispatch services to the village of Skokie, according to the release.

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