It is with a deep sense of sincere appreciation and sadness that I announce Chief Brosius has submitted to me his notice of retirement. Chief Brosius, just Jim or Chief to most of the village, has served our community with distinction for 23 years, having assumed the duties of the Village’s police chief in April of 1994. Not only did Chief Brosius turn our police department into a police force that we can all be proud of, he was a leader in regionalization efforts. He was also one of the organizers of the Valley Enforcement Group which provides shared enforcement and investigative resources to member communities. Chief Brosius was instrumental in forming the Council of Governments which provides dispatch services to member communities and has saved our village several hundred thousand dollars already.
Chief Brosius’s last day as chief will be August 19. Jim and his wife Joan will continue to live in our community and I am sure you will wish to join me in wishing Jim and his wife a long and happy retirement.
To continue to provide the excellent leadership our community has come to expect of its police department, I am appointing Lieutenant Amber M. Dacek as the Village’s Chief of Police effective August 20, 2016. Lieutenant Dacek has been with the Village police department 14 years having started in 2002. Lt. Dacek, just Amber to those that know and have worked with her, has served in a variety of roles since joining our department. She started her career with the Village as a School Resource Officer at the Chagrin Schools. She was appointed Sergeant in 2008 and Lieutenant in 2013.
Lt. Dacek holds a B.S. degree in criminal justice from Youngstown State University where she was graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key National Honor Societies. She is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College and has completed Law Enforcement Executive Training. She has been certified a Law Enforcement Executive by the Ohio Chiefs of Police and the Law Enforcement Foundation. Lt. Dacek is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Police Executive Leadership College.
I am sure you will wish to join me in wishing Lt. Dacek every success in her new position as Chief of Police for the Village of Chagrin Falls.
Mayor Bill Tomko