Cicero names Thomas Boyle as new police chief
Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees named Thomas P. Boyle as the town’s new Superintendent of Police at its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.
Boyle, who began his career in the Cicero Police Department in 1998 as Commander of the Internal Affairs Division, succeeds former Police Chief Jerry Chlada Jr., who retired in August.
President Dominick congratulated Boyle and praised Boyle’s appointment saying he is widely respected throughout the department.
Being Town President, I had to look for someone the men and women of the Cicero Police Department would respect and had the experience working with us who knows our town,” Dominick said.
“I knew that the Town of Cicero would be safe under Boyle’s command.”
Boyle expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve the residents of the Town of Cicero.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to lead the men and women of the Cicero Police Department. We strive every day to make the citizens safe in their homes,” Boyle said thanking the board for its support and also expressing gratitude to his family.
“Thank you to retired Police Chief Jerry Chlada Jr., for his leadership and mentorship during my career with the Cicero Police Department and it helped lead to this day as well. Lastly, Mr. President, thank you for your confidence in me, and trust in me in protecting this community. I am extremely fortunate to have this opportunity and I cherish it to my core. Thank you very much.”
As the Commander of the Internal Affairs Division Boyle over saw both criminal and administrative investigations of town and police department employees.
In April 2014, he was assigned to the newly created position of Commander for the Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Patrol. He provided administrative and operational oversight to the Patrol Division in partnership with the Deputy Superintendent of Patrol to ensure best practice, continuity, accountability, and standardization within the Division.
In November 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police where he was initially in command of the Patrol Division, which consisted of 115 sworn personnel and 17 civilian employees. He served in this capacity until early 2020 when he assumed command of the Division of Administration of the Police Department which oversaw the administrative components of the Department with responsibility for several sub-components including Police Records, Evidence and Recovered Property, Training, Special Projects and Technology, Grants, and Department Policy.
After a short retirement in 2021, he was appointed Director of the Office of Professional Standards for the Town of Cicero where he was employed until his appointment to Superintendent of Police.
Superintendent Boyle began his law enforcement career in 1980 and has worked in police departments in both the suburbs and the City of Chicago, including the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department.
While with the Housing Authority Police Department, Superintendent Boyle served in several operational positions and assignments: Commander-Field Operations, Lieutenant (Commanding Officer-Internal Inspection and Investigations Division; Watch Commander), Sergeant (BITE Task Force [Joint CHAPD-Chicago PD Task Force]), and Sergeant (Tactical Team, Special Response Team, Special Operations Unit, and Patrol Field Supervisor).
Superintendent Boyle is a graduate of the 195th Session of the FBI National Academy (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), the Northwestern University-Center for Public Safety’s Executive Management Program (EMP- 14th Session), the Southern Police Institute (SPI)- Command Officer’s Development Course (12th Session), and numerous other professional development and training programs.
Superintendent Boyle is also a Certified Police Chief (Illinois Assoc. of Chiefs of Police, 2005) and has held the designations of Certified Inspector General (CIG) and Certified Litigation Specialist (CLS).
Superintendent Boyle is married and the father of two adult children and one son-in-law. He has been married to his wife, Jeanne, for 39 years. Jeanne is a retired university educator. His daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Boyle (Neonatologist) is married to Joshua, a law enforcement supervisor himself. His daughter Emily is a C-Suite professional staff member at a large corporation based in Chicago.
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Cicero nombra a Thomas Boyle como nuevo Jefe de Policía
El Presidente Municipal Larry Dominick y el Consejo de Síndicos de Cicero nombraron a Thomas P. Boyle como el nuevo Superintendente de Policía del municipio, durante su reunión oficial del miércoles 9 de noviembre de 2022.
Boyle comenzó su carrera en el Departamento de Policía de Cicero en 1998 como Comandante de la División de Asuntos Internos y sucede al ex-jefe de policía Jerry Chlada Jr., quien se jubiló en agosto pasado.
El Presidente Dominick lo felicitó efusivamente y elogió su nombramiento diciendo que: “Boyle es muy respetado en todo el departamento y que, como Presidente del municipio, tenía que encontrar a alguien a quien los hombres y mujeres del Departamento de Policía de Cicero, respetaran. Alguien que tuviera la experiencia de trabajar con nosotros y que conociera a nuestro pueblo”, dijo el Presidente Dominick, agregando: “Sé con certeza que Cicero estará muy seguro bajo el mando de Boyle”.
Por su parte, Boyle expresó su agradecimiento por la oportunidad de servir a los residentes de Cicero.
“Gracias por darme la oportunidad de liderar a los hombres y mujeres del Departamento de Policía de Cicero. Nos esforzamos todos los días para que los ciudadanos estén seguros en sus hogares”, dijo Boyle agradeciendo a la junta municipal por su apoyo y expresando a la vez su gratitud a su familia y colegas.
“Gracias al jefe de policía jubilado, Jerry Chlada Jr., por su liderazgo y orientación durante mi carrera en el Departamento de Policía de Cicero y por ayudarme a llegar a este día. Por último, señor presidente, gracias por su confianza en mí para proteger a esta comunidad. Soy extremadamente afortunado en tener esta oportunidad y eso la aprecio hasta el fondo de mi ser. Muchas gracias”, finalizó diciendo el nuevo Jefe de Policía.