Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter Retires After 26-year Career

Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter Retires After 26-year Career


Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter Retires After 26-year Career (Flossmoor, IL) — Following a 26-year career with the Flossmoor Police Department, Chief Tod Kamleiter is retiring from his position as Police Chief. Kamleiter’s official retirement will take place in December.

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“Chief Kamleiter has dedicated nearly three decades to the Village of Flossmoor and we are so thankful for his service to our community,” said Mayor Michelle Nelson. “From his earlier days as a DARE officer to eventually leading the Department as Chief of Police, Chief Kamleiter’s impact is engrained in Flossmoor and his dedication to service will be felt for many years to come.”

Kamleiter joined the Flossmoor Police Department in 1996 as a full-time patrol officer. Shortly after he completed the Cook County Police Academy, Kamleiter was awarded the role of detective, a position not commonly afforded to new officers. Kamleiter continued his advancement through the Flossmoor Police Department when, in 2004 he was named Patrol Sergeant.

Serving under the leadership of Chief Mike Pulec, Kamleiter earned the title of Deputy Chief in 2013. Following Pulec’s retirement in May 2019, Kamleiter served as Interim Police Chief until his official appointment as Police Chief in October 2019.

During his career with the Flossmoor Police Department, Kamleiter earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Management, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and completed the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.

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“I’ve spent my entire career in Flossmoor, so I am deeply rooted in this community. The connections that I’ve made over the course of 26 years are still as strong today as they were 20 years ago,” said Kamleiter. “It has been a pleasure to serve this community, and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with a number of incredible officers at every level of my career. It will be hard to say goodbye, but it has been a wonderful career and Flossmoor will always be a special place to me.”

The Village will conduct a full recruitment process for replacing Kamleiter, which will begin immediately.

Interested, qualified candidates can learn more about the position of Flossmoor Police Chief, including how to apply, by following this link.

Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter Retires After 26-year Career

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