Matt Brolley, Montgomery Village president recognizes Montgomery Police Chief Daniel Meyers for 33 years of service, Monday at the Montgomery Village Board Meeting. Meyers is retiring at the end of the month. The Board unanimously approved an appointment by Village president Brolley of Phillip J. Smith as chief of police. He has been serving as chief of police in west suburban Berkeley for the past four years. Chief Smith’s appointment will be effective May 1. Smith has 27 years of experience in law enforcement including a 23-year career with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office. He served in diverse roles, including deputy sheriff, narcotics investigator, detective, sergeant and police operations commander. His experience includes eight years as the tactical commander for a multi-jurisdictional Tactical Response Team. Smith holds a Master of Arts in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University’s Executive Management Program and the School of Police Staff and Command. • The Montgomery Village Board voted 4-2 against granting a special use permit for a Gas N Wash facility to be built at the intersection of Route 30 and Gordon Drive. More than 20 individuals spoke at the Village Board meeting; most were opposed to the proposed plan.
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