Schaumburg, IL – The Schaumburg Police Department is pleased to announce that Commander Kristine Provenzano has been sworn in as Deputy Chief. Provenzano fills the role vacated by Bill Wolf who was appointed Police Chief in May.
Provenzano, who becomes the first female to serve as Deputy Chief, most recently served the Schaumburg Police Department as a Commander. Prior to becoming Commander, she held a number of positions within the department including patrol officer, evidence technician, detective, sergeant and lieutenant.
“The Schaumburg Police Department has a proud history of leadership dedicated to professionalism and excellent service to the community,” said Provenzano. “I am honored to have this opportunity to lead the men and women of the department and serve the community.”
In the new role, Provenzano will be responsible for overseeing and managing the operational divisions of the department including Patrol, Investigations, and Special Operations. She will also be assisting in developing the department’s budget, formulating long-range plans, and preparing for future operational needs. Provenzano will work closely with Chief Wolf to continue to enhance public safety efforts, prioritizing community outreach and emergency response planning throughout the village.
“I am grateful for the service Commander Provenzano has provided to the department and to the Schaumburg community throughout her career,” said Chief Wolf. “Her qualifications and level of expertise made her an excellent choice to fill this role, and I am confident the department will be in good hands moving forward with Deputy Chief Provenzano.”
Provenzano has served in the police department since October of 1989. She served in the Patrol Division as a beat officer and an Evidence Technician. In 1995, Provenzano transferred to Investigations as a Detective and remained in that position until she was promoted to Sergeant in 1998. In 2001, she was promoted to Lieutenant, supervising a variety of areas, including all three Patrol Watches, Traffic and Crime Prevention. Provenzano was promoted to Commander in 2012 and was assigned to the position of Special Operations Division Commander, overseeing the Tactical, Traffic and Auxiliary Units. She was also responsible for traffic and security planning and arrangements for special events taking place within the village.
Provenzano graduated from Columbia College, Chicago, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Provenzano also successfully completed the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command in 2002.
Provenzano was sworn in during a ceremony held July 18. For more information on the Schaumburg Police Department, visit the village’s website at http://bit.ly/2o3qbcw.