A letter to Crystal Lake-Cary Patch regarding Crystal Lake Police Chief David Linder, who is retiring Dec. 31.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 28, 2012
Letter to the Editor: A Hero in our Midst "I'm writing of a public servant who has been dedicated to Crystal Lake for 32 years -- Police Chief David Linder. What follows are examples of his commitment to our community. In September 2010, a dangerous crosswalk existed at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. Chief Linder was an active participant in a solution. Once aware of the situation and residents’ concerns, he quickly but thoroughly analyzed alternatives and subsequently enacted appropriate precautions. Pedestrians soon benefited from a crossing guard and a safety campaign aimed at raising awareness of the crossing and a new state law requiring that motorists stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Leveraging the relationship built …
The city has announced James R. Black, Deputy Police Chief in Downers Grove, will fill acting CL Police Chief David Linder's position upon his retirement this month.
After an extensive national recruitment search, the city of Crystal Lake has selected the acting deputy police chief from west suburban Downers Grove as its new police chief. James R. Black will assume the duties of the city's top cop on Jan. 7, 2013, Crystal Lake City Manager Gary Mayerhofer said in a press release issued Friday. Acting Crystal Lake Police Chief David Linder in June announced plans to retire after 32 years on the force. Linder began his career with the Crystal Lake Police Department in 1980 as a police officer and eventual worked his way through the ranks until his appointment as chief on Sept. 6, 2005, Mayerhofer said. “Chief Linder has been a dedicated professional and will be missed,” Mayerhofer said. “I believe that …