Updated: January 2, 2014 6:02AM
Oak Forest promoted police Sgt. Timothy Kristin to deputy chief earlier this year.
“Tim’s career in law enforcement speaks for itself,” police Chief Greg Anderson said. “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.”
In his new role, Kristin works closely with Anderson and Dominic D’Ambrosio, who was appointed in 2012 as a deputy chief of police.
By creating a second deputy chief position, Anderson hopes to relieve patrol supervisors of several administrative tasks and move forward with various planning initiatives and new projects, he said in the press release.
“One deputy will be in charge of patrol while the other manages support services,” Anderson said. “This organizational structure is a best practice for departments of our size.”
Kristin was appointed a police officer with the Oak Forest Police Department in 1992. He served as a patrolman until he became a detective in 2005.
After being promoted to sergeant, Kristin most recently supervised the investigations unit, where he implemented a bar code system to track evidence and property and established a case management and review system to increase accountability within the unit.
Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement management from Western Illinois University and a master’s in public administration from Governors State University.