McHenry City Council promotes 2 police officials
The McHenry City Council observed a double swearing-in ceremony for two experienced police department members with the mayor on hand, according to the Northwest Herald.
The retirement of previous Commander Laura King in late 2016 created a vacancy that Chief John Jones filled by promoting 19-year veteran Paul Funk from sergeant to division commander. Consequently — to fill Funk’s shoes — Jones advanced Nicholas Clesen, who has 13 years in the department, to the position of sergeant.
“I always enjoy this part of my job, watching officers rise in the ranks,” Jones told the Northwest Herald when Funk and Clesen were sworn in. “I’m anxious to see new ideas and what they will bring forward to our police department.”
McHenry Mayor Susan Low expressed thanks to the entire department as well as commended Funk and Clesen for their promotions.
“It’s just such a pleasure to serve with all of you,” she told the Northwest Herald. “On behalf of all our citizens as well as the council, I would just like to not only congratulate Commander Funk and Sgt. Clesen but take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you for serving our community.”
King moved on to a position with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s office in early January.