Officers Ed Leinweber and Wendy Porter of the Clarendon Hills Police Department have been promoted to the position of sergeant, according to a release from the Village of Clarendon Hills.
“We have an excellent group of officers, but the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners through the assessment process saw that Wendy and Ed were ready to take on these additional leadership responsibilities,” Chief Ted Jenkins was quoted as saying in the release. “I believe they will serve our community well.”
The sergeant positions were vacant following the retirement of Ray Janski in 2012 and the promotion of Boyd Farmer to deputy chief earlier this year.
Leinweber, who has served as a detective and has experience in patrol, juvenile issues, investigations and evidence duties, has worked for the CHPD since 2000. Porter, the first female sergeant in CHPD's history, has gained experience in patrol, juvenile issues and senior services since she was hired in 2001.
The two new sergeants will be recognized during Monday's Clarendon Hills Village Board Meeting.