Lyons police officer promoted to Deputy Chief

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The Village of Lyons promoted Police Sergeant Matthew Buckley to the vacant Deputy Chief of Police position at the July 16th, board meeting. The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved Buckley’s promotion at its regular meeting Wednesday, July 16, which was recommended by Village Manager and Acting Police Chief Tom Sheahan.

“Matthew Buckley is a proven leader who has achieved much during his police career. He is a very dedicated to serving the public and I believe he is the best person for the job,” said Lyons Village Mayor Christopher Getty.

Getty’s comments reflected the views of all the board members who spoke highly of Buckley’s career as a police officer. A recent graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Staff and Command, Buckley is a 16 year police veteran first entering service in 1998. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2011.

Buckley is a member of the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System- Emergency Services Team and attended class training #354 of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Here certifications also include: Field Training Officer; Evidence Technician; Breath Alcohol Operator; Rapid Response Instructor; Firearms Instruction; and National Incident Management Certifications . Buckley is also certified by Several State of Illinois and Federal agencies for dealing with Weapons of Mass Destruction.

(PHOTO CAPTION: Lyons Mayor Chris Getty,Deputy Chief of Police Matthew Buckley, and Village Manager/Acting Police Chief Tom Sheahan.)

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