Mayor Chris Pecak has announced that Ronald Wilke, a 24-year employee of the Village of Lisle, has been appointed the new Chief of Police. Confirmation of his appointment will be considered during the February 17, 2020 Village of Lisle Board meeting. As a graduate of Illinois State University, Mr. Wilke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Chicago State University. He is active in the community and initiated several community engagement efforts including Volunteers 4 Lisle. He is a member of the Lisle Rotary Club and serves as its secretary. The selection of Wilke was facilitated through a national recruitment process, led by executive recruitment firm GovHR USA. The competitive search yielded from 12 states, including 45 applicants from Illinois.
Wilke has been in policing for 27 years, beginning as a Probation Officer, and then working as a Deputy with the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. He joined the Lisle Police Department in 1996, where he has served as a Patrol Officer, Administrative Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Community Policing Sergeant, Watch Commander, Deputy Chief of Administration, and most recently as Deputy Chief of Operations. For 15 years, Wilke has also served as the department’s Public Information Officer.
Wilke replaces the Village’s former Chief of Police David Anderson who retired in October 2019 following 28 years of the service to Lisle.