James Black

Chief of Police, Crystal Lake (IL) Police Department

Chief James Black has been an member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids since 2013. He joined the Downers Grove Police Department in 1988 and held many positions there, including Field Training Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Deputy Chief, and left in 2013 to accept the Chief of Police position in Crystal Lake. Chief Black is an Executive Board member for both the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and McHenry County Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and a member of the FBI National Academy Associates.

Chief Black has a B.A. in Criminal Justice and M.S. in Criminal/Social Justice, both from Lewis University in Romeoville.

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