After an extensive professional search, the City of West Chicago is pleased to announce the hire of a new Chief of Police, Colin Fleury, to be sworn into office at the City Council meeting of June 21, 2021.
Incoming Chief Fleury is a 26-year law enforcement veteran, who most recently served as Deputy Chief of the Elgin, Illinois Police Department, and brings extensive credentials and an accomplished background with him to West Chicago.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University, attended the Chicago Police Department Police Academy, Northwestern University’s Executive Management Program and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
During his tenure at the City of Elgin, Deputy Chief Fleury led 182 sworn police officers and 86 civilian personnel. He was responsible for Internal Affairs investigations, Policy Review and Implementation, 911 Communications Center, SWAT, Crisis Negotiations Unit, Response to Resistance (use of force) Review and more.
Among his major accomplishments was the acquisition of grant funding, deployment, and staff training for the new Next Generation E911 system for the Elgin dispatch center. He also led the Policy Review Team which reviewed and revised every Department policy to prepare for the process of the Elgin Police Department obtaining accreditation from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP), an accreditation which the West Chicago Police Department has had since 2017.
His solid foundation in community policing and engagement will serve to strengthen relationships with residents, community partners, local prosecutors and local and federal law enforcement agencies.
Chief Fleury’s service record and stated values align with West Chicago’s commitment to community policing practices built on principles and values of respect and fairness for all,” said Mayor Ruben Pineda. “We welcome him to West Chicago and look forward to his leadership as we continue to move our community forward.”