HINSDALE – Two Hinsdale Police Department officers were appointed to sergeant by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and sworn in Tuesday at the Hinsdale Board of Trustees meeting.
Officers Thomas Yehl and Steven Ruban were promoted following an "intensive" promotional process, which included an orientation session, written test, initial oral interview, assessment center and final interview.
"I know it's a difficult process to go through and we really appreciate your service to the village and look forward to working with you as sergeants," Village President Tom Cauley said.
Yehl is a 25-year veteran of the Hinsdale Police Department and was most recently assigned to the patrol division. He also served as a firearms instructor, breath test operator and use of force instructor, Cauley said.
Ruban, a 14-year veteran of the department, started his career with the village as a 911 dispatcher in 1989. In 1999, he tested and was hired as a patrol officer, Cauley said.
Several offices as well as family members were in attendance Tuesday for Yehl and Ruban during their swearing in ceremony as Cauley recognized the camaraderie among the officers.
"Every time we have one of these promotions I'm always pleased to see that a number of officers show up, their families show up and it's really a testament to what stellar persons Tom and Steve must be to have their fellow officers come out," he said.
Cauley said each officer has been assigned to the patrol division and are responsible for supervising a patrol shift.