Lincolnshire Board of Directors to Honor Retired Officer and Employee of the Year
LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois. – On Monday, the Lincolnshire Village Board of Directors will celebrate Adam Hyde and Jill Pieper for their service to the community and to the Police Department.
Sergeant Adam Hyde retired on Friday after working for more than 20 years with the Lincolnshire Police Service. He started working for the LPD in 2000.
Hyde reached the rank of Sergeant in 2017. He has also held leadership positions as Field Training Officer Coordinator, Truck Law Enforcement Officer, Detective, Traffic Accident Investigator and traffic accident reconstructionist. He quickly became known in Illinois as one of the state’s top reconstructionists.
In addition, he was the commander of the Lake County Major Accident Assistance Team.
In 2020, Hyde graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. He received the Franklin M. Kreml Leadership Award and elected by his peers as class president.
“The leadership and breadth of knowledge of Sergeant Hyde has been a great asset to the village of Lincolnshire. He will be missed in the Police Department, but I am sure he looks forward to the next chapter of his life and we will him. let us all wish good luck in his future, “Police Chief Joe Leonas said in a statement.
Due to her “outstanding contributions to the village in 2020”, Jill Pieper has been selected by her peers to be Lincolnshire Employee of the Year.
Pieper, who is currently a part-time employee, will be promoted to full-time Records Clerk this year.
Pieper keeps and organizes thousands of police records each year. This includes reports, offenses, arrests and accidents. In addition, she prepares statistical reports on crime for victims, courts, lawyers and insurance companies.
Pieper is often the first point of contact when citizens make police reports or call the station.
In 2020, Pieper also cleared records related to cannabis offenses and updated the village code in line with police department policies.
“Jill Pieper was instrumental in the success of our mission in 2020 and was a model employee during one of the most difficult times in the history of the police service,” Leonas said in a statement. “This recognition is well deserved.
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