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The new Operations Commander for the City of Chicago Heights Police Department has drawn a warm welcome from the city’s mayor, David Gonzalez.
Mikal Elamin, who had served as the CHPD’s Lieutenant/Watch Commander since March 2016, was promoted to the department’s number three leadership job by CHPD police chief Tom Rogers on March 12, 2018.
“After more than 20 years with the Chicago Heights Police Department, starting as a patrol officer, Mikal Elamin has risen through the ranks as one of the most experienced, trusted, and dependable officers on the force,” said Mayor David Gonzalez. “Mikal earned the promotion to operations commander through his dedication and job performance, and I’m proud and thankful for his contribution to the city.”
Prior to being hired by CHPD in September 1996, Elamin, who is married with four children, served in the National Guard’s Military Police 933rd MP company from 1990 to 1996.
“I’m honored by the promotion,” said Elamin. “I will diligently serve the men and women of the Chicago Heights Police Department, the community, and Chicago Heights as a whole with integrity, respect, and perseverance.”
Elamin, who was chief of detectives between 2014 and 2016, also served on the South Suburban Major Crimes Force from 2008 to 2014.
“We are proud of the brave men and women that make up our police force,” said Rogers. “And we are especially proud of Mikal’s service and commitment to the community.”
Center photo: Mayor Gonzalez, Commander Elamin, and Chief Rogers