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Oswego Police's Baird Named Chief of the Year

Oswego Chief Dwight Baird was named Chief of the Year 2014 at an event, “Salute to Those Who Make A Difference,” held by the Illinois State Crime Commission this month. Photo supplied.
Oswego Chief Dwight Baird was named Chief of the Year 2014 at an event, “Salute to Those Who Make A Difference,” held by the Illinois State Crime Commission this month. Photo supplied.
by Erin Gallagher

The Illinois State Crime Commission named Oswego Police Chief Dwight Baird the 2014 Police Chief of the Year.

Baird earned the award on June 16 for Baird's achievements and service to many professional and civic organizations, according to a village press release.

“On behalf of the Village Board, I would like to congratulate Chief Baird for this most prestigious award," said Mayor Brian LeClercq in a statement.  "This is a true testament of the commitment and levels of service that Chief Baird and the entire Oswego Police Department demonstrates daily."

"The Village of Oswego is privileged to have Chief Baird as a member of our team for his leadership, professionalism and accomplishments," the mayor said.

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