The Elgin Police Department will host a retirement, promotion and swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Centre of Elgin’s Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way. The community is invited to join us in thanking Lieutenant Leigh Rawson for his many years of dedicated service to Elgin as he retires to take a position as the Chief of Police of Lakewood, IL. Additionally, two promotions will occur, and two new officers will be sworn-in.
Retiring Lieutenant Rawson will be recognized for his 20 years on the force. First hired in 1994, Rawson served in Patrol, Investigations, and the Traffic Division, as well as on the Tactical Response Team for several years. He was promoted to sergeant in 2006 and lieutenant in 2010. He has received numerous awards inclusive of the scholastic achievement award with the University of Illinois Police Training Institute, employee of the quarter, unit citation, distinguished service and 27 letters of appreciation.
As Lieutenant Rawson retires, Sergeant Colin Fleury will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and Officer Ken Ericson will be promoted to the rank of sergeant. Two new officers will be sworn-in.
This event is open to the public and all are invited to attend as we wish all of our officers the best as they enter into new phases of their respective careers.