SUGAR GROVE – Patrick Rollins has been named the new police chief in Sugar Grove. Rollins officially will begin his new duties on July 8, according to a news release issued by the village of Sugar Grove.
Rollins has spent the last 12 years as the deputy police chief in Lombard. He has more than 23 years of experience in law enforcement. He also launched a violent intruder program in DuPage, Cook and other counties to increase awareness of school and community protection, the release stated.
He replaces Ron Moser, who has been serving as the interim police chief since July 2012. Longtime Police Chief Brad Sauer retired on June 29, 2012.
"Sugar Grove is a special community, and I am excited to work with such a great team of law-enforcement professionals to serve its residents," Rollins said in the release. "Having participated in the growth of Lombard, I learned that successful policing takes teamwork between our officers, the Sugar Grove Board, residents, neighboring communities, and partnerships with other agencies. I feel honored to have this opportunity to help the Village Board insure an impressive future for Sugar Grove.”
Village President Sean Michels said he was "confident that Chief Rollins will continue and expand on the strides that Chief Moser made, and that Chief Rollins will more than live up to his reputation as an outstanding, committed law-enforcement officer who leads by example and with professionalism. We look forward to having Pat as our chief and ask the community to welcome him.”