Lyons police officer promoted to Deputy Chief
The Village of Lyons promoted Police Sergeant Matthew Buckley to the vacant Deputy Chief of Police position at the July 16th, board meeting.
The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved Buckley’s promotion at its regular meeting Wednesday July 16, which was recommended by Village Manager and Acting Police Chief Tom Sheahan.
“Matthew Buckley is a proven leader who has achieved much during his police career. He is a very dedicated to serving the public and I believe he is the best person for the job,” said Lyons Village Mayor Christopher Getty.
Getty’s comments reflected the views of all the board members who spoke highly of Buckley’s career as a police officer.
A recent graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Staff and Command, Buckley is a 16 year police veteran first entering service in 1998. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2011.
Buckley is a member of the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System- Emergency Services Team and attended class training #354 of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Here certifications also include: Field Training Officer; Evidence Technician; Breath Alcohol Operator; Rapid Response Instructor; Firearms Instruction; and National Incident Management Certifications . Buckley is also certified by Several State of Illinois and Federal agencies for dealing with Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit.
The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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