Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Oak Forest's Police Chief Greg Anderson was not selected for the role of Sarasota police chief, Sarasota Patch reports.
Oak Forest Police Chief Greg Anderson will be sticking around, after administrators in Sarasota, Fla. decided to go with female candidate Bernadette DiPino, of Ocean City, Md. DiPino became the city's first-ever female police chief today, beating out Anderson and three other finalists. Anderson was one of five finalists (including DiPino) up for the role, including: Salvatore Ruggiero, retired division commander for Tampa Police Department; Mark A. Teunis, division commander of Clearwater Police Department; and Tonya D. Vincent, Richmond, Va., Deputy Police Chief. Anderson has also previously applied for positions in Texas and Champaign. "I believe that this choice will set the tone and a progressive standard for the city and the SPD …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Police Chief Greg Anderson was recently named a semifinalist in the search to replace Sarasota's retiring police chief Mikel Hollaway.
Oak Forest Police Chief Greg Anderson is one of five candidates lined up for a shot at replacing retiring Sarasota chief Mikel Hollaway. The city announced Friday morning five semifinalists who will travel to Sarasota for interviews with City Manager Tom Barwin, one-on-one interviews with the commission, public vetting and a community forum. The candidates are: Barwin called the candidates "impressive." “Each one has the critical skill sets required to strengthen and improve trust between the community and our police department. Now we need to spend some time with each candidate and determine the best fit for the challenges and opportunities ahead," Barwin said. "I’m looking forward to selecting someone with strong professional …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Following the death of her dog, Bonnie Fouts-Bell says it wouldn't have mattered what breed of dog it was—her neighbor's dog still attacked hers brutally enough to require euthanization. Is it the breed, or just this situation?
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Oak Forest resident Bonnie Fouts-Bell says it wouldn't have mattered if it had been a poodle or a pit bull—her neighbor's dog still attacked hers brutally enough to require euthanization. But is it the breed, or just this situation?
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Oak Forest resident Bonnie Fouts-Bell is heartbroken, her neighbor is frustrated and a 15-year-old, 25-pound American Eskimo dog is dead. But what happened?
Nobody can be sure what happened at the fenceline between two homes at 164th and Terry Lane on Aug. 30. One dog is dead, another is accused of attacking him, and a family is grieving the loss of a beloved pet. Bonnie Fouts-Bell is looking for answers after her dog Powder, a 15-year-old American Eskimo, sustained injuries requiring euthanization in a confrontation with her neighbor's pit bull, Lady. That evening, she called for her dogs Powder and Aspen, both American Eskimos, to come inside. Only Aspen obeyed. Fifteen-year-old Powder was nowhere in sight. It wasn't until her husband Otis peered over the fence, that he spotted Powder, injured and bleeding in the middle of the neighbor's yard. "I started yelling, 'my dog is dying!'" …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Following the robbery at gun-point of a young couple in Oak Forest Sunday night, Chief Greg Anderson talks about Oak Forest's crime rates, the robbery itself and what residents can do to protect themselves and their neighborhood.
"We're not in Oak Forest anymore, Toto"—or are we? Following the robbery of a young couple at gunpoint at Gene Leonard Park, residents and readers are on-edge about crime in the Oak Forest community. Many reacted with their concerns on the Oak Forest Patch Facebook page, while others aired their frustrations on Oak Forest Patch. Some think the crime rate has picked up, while others think it's been steady—but there all along. THE CHIEF'S TAKE Patch put a call in to Oak Forest Police Chief Greg Anderson to discuss the crime, and what citizens can do to protect themselves and their community. "Since I've been here, that area has been a historically low crime area," Anderson said of the robbery. "There have been no other crimes like that. …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Chief Greg Anderson will be staying put in Oak Forest after a local candidate was chosen for the chief position in Denton, Texas.
The chief of the Oak Forest Police Department will be sticking around, according to Texas newspaper The Denton Record-Chronicle. The Denton, Texas, department chose local candidate and Denton County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Lee Howell to fill the department's chief role, over Oak Forest Police Chief Greg Anderson. Howell and Anderson were two of five finalists for the job, and Howell was the only remaining local candidate following a nationwide search and selection process, according to the report. The Record-Chronicle reported last week that Anderson had made it through the elimination process from a list of 80 candidates to the final five.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Oak Forest Police Chief Greg Anderson is one of five candidates in final interviews for police chief of Denton, Texas.
Oak Forest Police Chief Greg Anderson might be leaving for a new chief position, based in Denton, TX. Anderson is one of five candidates in final interviews for the position Sept. 14, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle, a Texas newspaper. The Record-Chronicle reported last week that Anderson has made it through the elimination process from an 80-candidate list, to the final five. Only one of the candidates is local to the Texas town, and there are no finalists from within the Denton department. Bloomington, IL, Police Chief Randall McKinley also remains in contention for the spot. All five finalists will be interviewed Wednesday, Sept. 14, and an announcement of the new chief will take place either that day or shortly afterward, the …