The Elgin Police Department will host a retirement and promotion ceremony on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Centre of Elgin's Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way. The community is invited to join us in thanking Telecommunications Supervisor Pete Sotos for his dedicated service to Elgin as he retires after 28 years. Additionally, two promotions will occur: Sergeant Chris Jensen to the rank of lieutenant and Officer Todd Pavoris to the rank of sergeant.
Retiring Telecommunications Supervisor Pete Sotos began as a Police Explorer and was hired in 1988 where he has served as a Telecommunicator on all three shifts, also serving as a Telecommunications Training Officer and as a SWAT Telecommunicator. He was promoted to Telecommunications Supervisor in 2003 and has received several awards inclusive of Manager of the Quarter, Unit Citations, and over 30 letters of appreciation.
Sergeant Chris Jensen was hired in 1999 and promoted to sergeant in 2011 where he is currently assigned to the Gang Crimes Unit and also serves as a SWAT Team Leader and as an advisor to the Police Explorer program. He has served the department in the Gang Crimes Unit, Narcotics Unit, and Patrol Division. He has received several awards inclusive of Manager of the Quarter, Manager of the Year, Department Commendations, Distinguished Service Commendations, Unit Citations, and has 73 letters of appreciation. He holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia College.
Officer Todd Pavoris was hired in 2003, currently assigned to the afternoon patrol shift and also serves as a SWAT Team Leader. He oversees the police department's Taser program and has received several awards inclusive of two Lifesaving awards, Unit Citation, and 27 letters of appreciation. He holds a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University.
This event is open to the public and all are invited to attend while we wish all the best as they enter into new phases of their respective lives and careers. At the conclusion of the ceremony, refreshments will be served.