- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - The deputy police chief in Woodstock has been appointed to take the top job after the chief retires this summer.

The Northwest Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1VMsVX4 ) Chief Robert Lowen is retiring from the police department in northern Illinois after a decade in the position. Deputy Police Chief John Lieb will take over in June.

Lieb started with the police department in 2000 as a patrol office. He was promoted to sergeant in 2005 before becoming deputy chief in 2011. He’s also a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The police department has roughly 50 employees and a nearly $5 million budget.

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Information from: The Northwest Herald, https://www.nwherald.com

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