Steffen sworn in as Prospect Height’s new police chief
Deputy Chief Al Steffen took over as the new chief of police on Jan. 4.
Although Steffen was sworn in and began his duties on Jan. 4, the formal swearing-in ceremony was held at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Prospect Heights Park District Gary Morava Center at 110 W. Camp McDonald Road.
When the City of Prospect Heights Police Department was formed in 1990, Officer Al Steffen was one of the original officers. As a U.S. Army veteran and police officer, Steffen has a long history of service.
Throughout his 25 years with the police department, he has served as the city’s interim police chief as well as commander, investigations sergeant and patrol sergeant. Steffen was also an investigator on the Northwest Suburban Major Case Assistance Team. He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
Monday afternoon’s swearing-in ceremony will also include Sergeant Jim Zawlocki, who is being promoted to Deputy Chief and Corporals Michael Stone and Todd Godair, who will both move up to sergeant positions to fill vacancies left by Zawlocki’s promotion and Sergeant Joseph Pawlicki’s retirement.