With dozens of family members, several police officers from various departments, village trustees and representatives, members of the community and the media, Grayslake's Police Chief Phillip Perlini was sworn into office Tuesday evening at the Grayslake Village Board meeting.
"I'm really excited and can't wait to get going," he said after the short ceremony.
He comes to Grayslake with more than 32 years of experience in law enforcement, 28 of that with the Glenview Police Department where he most recently served as Deputy Police Chief.
"We're very happy to have him here in Grayslake," said Mayor Rhett Taylor. With Perlini being a police officer and a certified firefighter, Taylor said he is confident in Perlini's dedication to being a first responder to the community.
Grayslake's police force also has an inter-governmental relationship with the Glenview Police Department and the Hainesville Police Department. Hainesville Mayor Linda Soto said she is looking forward to working with Perlini.
"We're starting a new chapter between Grayslake and Hainesville police departments," said Soto. "We're thrilled to have Phil on board."
Perlini was appointed to the position July 3 after unanimous approval by Village trustees. He succeeds Matt McCutcheon who took the position in February, then resigned in April following .