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Breaking news: New Steger chief from RP

Carl Mormann

Carl Mormann

by Dennis Sullivan
June 16, 2014

Richton Park’s deputy police chief has been tapped as Steger’s new top cop. Steger Mayor Ken Peterson appointed Carl Mormann police chief during tonight’s village board meeting, with trustees unanimously ratifying the appointment.

Mormann, a 28-year veteran of the Richton Park Police Department, will be sworn in at the July 7 village board meeting. Peterson explained the new chief “needs two weeks in order to make a transition.”

Deputy chief in Richton Park since 2007, Mormann’s experience includes approximately eight years on the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, four years working as an undercover narcotics officer with the Metropolitan Enforcement Group, as well as involvement with the South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team and the South Suburban Juvenile Officers Association.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph. In addition, he is a graduate of

  • The FBI National Academy,
  • Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command,
  • The Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of North Florida and
  • The National Crime Prevention Institute, School of Urban and Public Affairs, at the University of Louisville.

Mormann lived on Chicago’s southwest before moving to Orland Park, where he attended Carl Sandburg High School. He served six years with the United States Marine Corps, leaving with the rank of E4 Corporal.

He succeeds Greg Rambo, who served as chief for the past year of his more than 40-year career.

[Additional biographical information added at 10:27 p.m.]

Original material copyright 2014 Eastern Will County News; all rights reserved.

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