LOMBARD – Last week, the Village of Lombard announced that Lt. Roy Newton, a 27-year veteran of the Lombard Police Department has been promoted to Deputy Chief of Administration.
He was appointed to the position following the departure of Pat Rollins, who served as a deputy chief for the department before accepting a position as police chief for the Sugar Grove Police Department earlier this summer. Newton will serve as deputy chief alongside Tom Wirsing, the department's other deputy chief who was appointed to his position in May 2011.
Newton began working with the Lombard Police Department as a Community Service Officer in 1986 when he was 20 years old. Since then, he has worked as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant.
He is also a Lombard native who attended Sacred Heart School and Glenbard East High School.
"Roy has been dedicated and loyal to this department for 27 years and is well-respected by the men and women who work here," said Police Chief Ray Byrne. "He has a strong work ethic and will be a great fit for this position."
The Deputy Chief of Administration is responsible for overseeing records, accreditation, the front desk, facilities, software implementation and other support duties for the department.
Newton has a bachelor's degree from Benedictine University and is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. In addition to serving with the Lombard Police Department, he is the program director of Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage.
"This is an exciting time for me, as it's the next step in terms of career advancement." Newton said. "I'm a lifelong employee. It's my life's calling to be with this department."