LISLE – Chief of Police James Kosatka has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 27.
Kosatka has been with the department for 34 years. He was hired as a patrol officer in 1979, became a patrol sergeant in 1997, served as a detectivesergeant until 2001, was promoted to deputy chief in 2002 and was named chief of police in 2011.
“Chief Kosatka has dedicated decades of his life to serving and protecting the Lisle community," Lisle Mayor Joe Broda said in a news release announcing the retirement. "He generated trust in those whose lives he touched, while always striving to be innovative and improve service to the community. That is a hard act to follow and Jim will be truly missed.”
The search for Kosatka's replacement will begin soon, the release states.