Police Operations

Deputy Chief | Rodney Owens

Deputy Chief Rodney Owens is a Graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, having received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Administration of Justice.  He began his law enforcement career in 1995 with the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department; and became a member of the Richton Park Police Department in December of 1999. Deputy Chief Owens has experience as a South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) member, Field Training Officer (FTO), Breathalyzer Operator, Juvenile Officer, and Tactical Officer.  He moved up through the ranks from patrol, corporal, sergeant and now Deputy Chief.  Prior to being appointed to the Deputy Chief’s position, he was assigned to Detective’s Division as the Detective Sergeant in charge of that unit.  He is currently responsible for all police operations.

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