Thank to the Northwest Herald for pointing me to the following City of DeKalb press release:
“DeKalb City Manager Mark Biernacki announced today that he has appointed Eugene (Gene) Lowery as the next Police Chief for the City of DeKalb.
“Lowery is currently the Deputy Chief of the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department.
“He has been in that position since March, 2010.
“Prior to that time, Lowery was the Undersheriff for the McHenry County, Illinois Sheriff’s office for 21 years.
“He started his career with the Ottawa, Illinois Police Department in 1979.
“Biernacki was assisted in the selection process by four separate interview panels, each having 7 to 8 people representing a cross section of the community.
“’The input and insight from the interview panels were invaluable,’ Biernacki said.
“’I am extremely pleased with Lowery’s appointment. We have selected a top notch candidate. I am confident he will serve well our community.’
“For Lowery, this appointment is the culmination of a successful career in law enforcement.
“’I have always wanted the opportunity to be the Police Chief and to have a chance to lead an entire department while fulfilling a lifelong career goal,’ Lowery said.
“’The DeKalb Police Department is well known and highly respected. I am honored to have been chosen to help lead it.’
“Lowery will start working for the City on May 29, 2012.
“His appointment is subject to the Mayor and City Council’s approval at the May 14, 2012 regular meeting.”