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Lots of Changes at the Lake Forest Police Department

Several members of the LFPD were honored at the Oct. 1 Lake Forest City Council Meeting. B

Several Lake Forest Police Department members were honored at the October 1 Lake Forest City Council meeting, including one retiree, three promotions and two new hires.

A resolution was read honoring Deputy Chief of Administration Glenn A. Burmeister for his 30 years of service with the City of Lake Forest. Burmeister has served in a series of positions during his time in the department, including as a Motorcycle Officer (in 1983), Police Commander (from 2001-2007) and was named the Deputy Chief of Police in 2007. During his time with the department, he has also received three Lake Forest Police Department Honorable Mentions, One Department Commendation Award, Personnel of Northwestern University and hundreds of hours of continuing education courses.

Karl Walldorf was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief of Police Operations. Walldorf has been with the Lake Forest Police Department for 19 years, and has served as a Patrol Officer, Investigator, Patrol Sergeant and Patrol Commander. Walldorf holds a BS in Accounting and a MS in Public Administration. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.

Martin Blitstein was appointed to Patrol Sergeant this past summer. Since he was hired in 2000, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Motorcycle Officer, Juvenile Officer, School Resource Officer at Lake Forest High School, Northern Illinois Alarm System (NIPAS) as a sniper, Detective and Officer-in-Charge.

Dwight Davis was appointed to Patrol Sergeant beginning Oct. 1 and was pinned at the City Council meeting by Trina, his wife. Since  1995, Davis has served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Defense Tactics for Women Instructor, Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG), Northern Illinois Police Alarm System. He became a Detective with the Investigation and Youth Division this past May.

Two new officers were also sworn in by the Mayor at the City Council meeting. Both recently graduated from the police academy. The new officers are Misako (Misa) Rivera, who has worked for the NorthShore University Health Systems as a Certified Nurse Assistant, and Matthew (Matt) Jakob, who previously worked for the Millard Group as an Assistant Claims Adjuster.

Thank you to Barbara Lueder-Manetti and Cathryn Buerger for their assistance with this article.

Mosober October 04, 2012 at 11:33 PM
We all should be very pleased with the recent appointments. at the LFPD. Karl Waldorf is an exceptional officer and one the Lake forest should be very proud to have in our town. Thank you Chief and look forward to more great decisions.
Stevie Janowski October 05, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Go ahead write me another speeding ticket!!! You guys kill me. I have now invested in radar. Go do something useful LFPD, you bums!
JTW October 05, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Congratulations to Glenn on a long and distinguished career. Enjoy your retirement. Indeed there are changes at the LFPD. Joe Buerger, Scott Mose, Bob Zacher, and now Glenn. There is a pattern here. That pattern is young officers joining the ranks and working hard to expand their training, improve their knowledge of the law, and continually educating themselves to serve the public at a high level. This is not only true of the retiring officers, but also of the new and incoming brass. Look for Chief Held and DC Walldorf to continue to lead by example, and inspire and encourage this same winning pattern within the ranks they command. Residents of Lake Forest should be proud to have a department like this serving on their behalf.
Roger Billings October 06, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Dude, chill. Once you hit the LF City border, you have arrived. Blood pressure slows, heart rate slows, slow the fcuk down your car as well. You deserve every ticket you get.

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