Hinsdale's Brad Bloom Named 2013 'Police Chief of the Year' by ISCC
The Illinois State Crime Commission will honor Bloom in June at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.
Hinsdale Police Chief Brad Bloom has been named 2013 Police Chief of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission (ISCC).
Jerry Elsner, ISCC's executive director, confirmed that Bloom will be honored with the award. The chief said he was notified at the end of January with a letter in the mail.
“I’m honored and I’m humbled,” Bloom said.
The ISCC will hold its annual awards dinner on June 19 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, Cauley said. Last year’s chief of the year was Oak Lawn’s William Villanova.
Hinsdale Village President Tom Cauley made a brief statement during the Feb. 28 meeting highlighting Bloom’s outside-of-Hinsdale work, including his membership on the boards of the Family Shelter Service, the DuPage County Emergency Telephone System, the chiefs committee for Southwest Central Dispatch, and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Bloom is also president of the DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association.
“Beyond all that, he’s an all-around nice guy,” Cauley said.
According to its website, the ISCC is a "not-for-profit organization committed to public safety and law enforcement."
"Our goal, together, is to offer insightful, creative legislative solutions and assist law enforcement agencies to prevent crime in our communities through a unique blend of awareness and activities," the site reads.