Lyons Police Chief Retires
Lyons Police Chief Harley Schinker retired April 4th after serving in the post for four years.
Devoting over four decades to Law Enforcement, Schinker spent 33 years as a member of the Chicago Police Department, working his way up the ranks to Commander before retiring.
Prior to his 2010 appointment in Lyons, Schinker served as the Chief of Police in Long Beach, Mississippi.
“I would like to my express my gratitude to Harley for his service and dedication to the Lyons community,” said Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty.
“Schinker was critical to our continued success of maintaining a safe community.”
Getty said that the Village will carefully conduct a search for a new police chief that reinforces the commitment to the needs and safety of the residents.
In the interim, Getty said, Village Manager Tom Sheahan will serve as the public safety director assuming the duties of acting police chief until Schinker’s permanent replacement can be found.
“Tom Sheahan has proven to be a capable and reliable administrator who knows how to manage our government efficiently and effectively. Until we find the right person to lead our Police Department public safety services, I know Tom’s proven commitment to protecting our residents and families will serve us well,” Getty said.