The Oak Forest City Council approved Kristin's appointment during its Aug. 13 meeting, and his first day in the new position was Monday, Aug. 19.
“Tim’s career in law enforcement speaks for itself,” Police Chief Greg Anderson stated in a city press release. “He has received many commendations and letters of appreciation, which are a credit to his resourcefulness and strong work ethic. I think Tim will be a great addition to our management team.”
Kristin, who has been on the force since 1992, joins Dominic D’Ambrosio as the department's other deputy chief and will work alongside the Anderson, splitting duties between managing patrols and support services, the release stated. In fact, the second deputy chief position was created to take some administrative tasks out of the hands of patrol supervisors and allow for planning and new projects, the release added.
Here's a look at Kristin's background:
- Started on the force in 1992.
- Served as a patrolman, then detective.
- Promoted to sergeant in 2005.
- Set up bar-code system to track evidence and property.
- Increased accountability within the Investigations Unit.
- Earned his bachelor’s degree in law enforcement management from Western Illinois University
Earned his master’s degree in public administration from Governor’s State University.
- Earned his master’s degree in public administration from Governor’s State University.