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City of Naperville Announces Jason Arres as Next Police Chief

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Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres

The City of Naperville is pleased to announce that Jason Arres, who currently serves as a deputy chief of the Naperville Police Department, has been named Naperville’s new police chief.

The announcement is made following a three-month process involving a national search led by the public management consulting firm GovHR and multiple panel interviews involving City leaders, elected officials, police/union representatives, and community members.

Arres, a 20-year veteran of the Naperville Police Department who has led the department as interim chief since former Chief Bob Marshall’s retirement in July, will be sworn in as chief of police on Nov. 10.

“Throughout this rigorous process, Jason clearly distinguished himself as the best candidate to lead the Naperville Police Department into the future,” City Manager Doug Krieger said. “He has an impressive professional resume that includes involvement in or oversight of every aspect of the Naperville Police Department. He is a strong leader with outstanding communication skills, the respect of the men and women of the Naperville Police Department, and a strong existing connection to our community. We have a world-class police department here in Naperville, and I am confident that Jason Arres is the best possible leader to continue this tradition and the exceptional level of service provided by the Naperville Police Department.”

Brief overview of Jason Arres’ 20-year career in Naperville

Arres began his career at the Naperville Police Department as a patrol officer in 2001. He has served as an undercover detective for the Special Enforcement Unit, a detective in the Intelligence Unit, and a member of the Department’s Special Response Team. Arres has held the positions of patrol, K-9 and administrative sergeant as well as patrol and professional standards commander. He was promoted to deputy chief in January of 2017 and has led both the investigations and patrol divisions and overseen Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) dispatch center.

During his time with the Police Department, Arres spearheaded the launch of the Department’s Public Safety Incident Map and Facebook page and was instrumental in the procurement and implementation of in-car cameras. He has also served on the City’s website, security camera and ERP committees and took the lead on the revamping of the Department’s response to resistance policy and process.

Jason Arres is pictured with former Naperville Police Chief Bob Marshall during a press conference regarding the Public Safety Incident Map before its launch in late November 2016. (PN Photo)

Arres holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command; and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations school.

Throughout his tenure with the Naperville Police Department, Jason Arres has been present at public programs to introduce City of Naperville services such as the Social Service Unit. Located at the Naperville Police Department, the program develops strategies to address unmet needs within the community.

“It truly is the greatest honor of my professional career to be chosen as Naperville’s next police chief, and I look forward to carrying on the level of excellence past leaders have set for this organization,” Arres said. “This department’s success is a testament to the great men and women who work here and the fantastic partnerships we have within the community. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges this job presents, and I pledge to do everything in my power to successfully lead this department and this community safely into the future.”

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving City consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The City is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The City’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.

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