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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, Deputy Chief William R. Cavalier,  a  thirty-two
 3    year  veteran  of  the  Oak  Brook Police Department, will be
 4    retiring on Friday, April 26, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Born and raised in  the  Chicago  area,  William
 6    Cavalier  actively served in the United States Army from 1962
 7    to 1964 and was honorably discharged; from 1964  to  1966  he
 8    served as an Army Reservist; and

 9        WHEREAS,  In  August  of 1970, William Cavalier began his
10    law enforcement career with the  Village  of  Oak  Brook  and
11    received  his  basic  police  training  at  Northern Illinois
12    University; from 1970 to 1985, he was assigned  as  a  patrol
13    officer in the Patrol Division; in 1982, he was assigned as a
14    Detective in the Investigation Unit, where he was responsible
15    for  following  up  on criminal incidents; from 1984 to 1987,
16    William  Cavalier  was  selected  to  serve  as  the   police
17    department's    first    Crime    Prevention/Police-Community
18    Relations   Officer,   where  he  developed  and  implemented
19    numerous programs for the community and school  children;  he
20    also served as the public information/media officer; and

21        WHEREAS,  In  1987,  William Cavalier was promoted to the
22    rank of Sergeant and returned to the field division where  he
23    served  as  Shift  Commander  and supervised patrol officers;
24    from 1989 to 1992, he was assigned as the Detective  Sergeant
25    in  the  Investigations  Unit  and  oversaw all Investigative
26    cases and supervised the Unit; in 1992, Sergeant Cavalier was
27    assigned   as   the   Sergeant/Supervisor   of   the   police
28    department's Communications and Records Division; in 1994, he
29    was selected  to  serve  as  the  police  department's  first
30    Accreditation  Manager,  where he was responsible for writing
31    and revising department policy,  operational  procedures  and
32    rules  and  regulations;  the Oak Brook Police Department was
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 1    nationally recognized as an accredited law enforcement agency
 2    in May of 1997; and

 3        WHEREAS,  In  October  of  1997,  William  Cavalier   was
 4    promoted  to  the  rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to the
 5    Support  Services  Division;  his  responsibilities  included
 6    overseeing the Investigations Unit,  Crime  Prevention  Unit,
 7    Department Training, Accreditation, and the Records Division;
 8    and

 9        WHEREAS,   In  January  of  2000,  William  Cavalier  was
10    appointed  to  serve  as  the  first  Deputy  Chief  for  the
11    department;  his  responsibilities  included  overseeing  the
12    daily  activities  of  the  department,  supervision  of  the
13    departments two Lieutenants, assuming all  department  duties
14    in  the  absence  of  the Chief of Police, and developing and
15    overseeing the department's budget along with the  goals  and
16    objectives; and

17        WHEREAS,  William  Cavalier  earned  a  Master of Arts in
18    Public Administration from Northern  Illinois  University,  a
19    Bachelor  of Arts in Urban Studies and Political Science from
20    Elmhurst College, and an Associate of Arts in Police  Science
21    and Administration from the College of DuPage; throughout his
22    career,  he  has  attended  numerous police training courses,
23    including the School of Staff  and  Command  at  Northwestern
24    University;  in  addition,  he  is a graduate of the Illinois
25    State  Law  Enforcement  Executive  Management  Program  from
26    Western University; and

27        WHEREAS, William Cavalier and his wife Marilyn have  been
28    married  for  35  years,  and they have three grown children;
29    daughter, Lisa and husband Tony; daughter, Dina  and  husband
30    Tom,  and  son,  Billy and wife Lisa; he also enjoys spending
31    many hours with his two grandchildren, Jessica and  Nicholas;
32    and
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 1        WHEREAS,  Deputy  Chief  Cavalier has made many life long
 2    friends due to his genuine regard and compassion for all  the
 3    people  he  has touched through his professional and personal
 4    life; and

 5        WHEREAS, The men  and  women  of  the  Oak  Brook  Police
 6    Department  will  miss  Deputy Chief William Cavalier greatly
 7    and wish him only the best in his retirement;  therefore,  be
 8    it

11    we  congratulate  Deputy  Chief  William  Cavalier   on   his
12    retirement  after  a 32-year career with the Oak Brook Police
13    Department, and we  wish  him  well  in  all  of  his  future
14    endeavors; and be it further

15        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
16    presented to Deputy Chief William Cavalier as  an  expression
17    of our esteem.

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