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Deputy Chief Cyndy Velazquez

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Deputy Chief Cyndy Velazquez has been a police officer in the Village of Lombard, IL for over 27 years.  Cyndy graduated from the Chicago Police Academy in 1990 becoming the first female recipient of the Outstanding Recruit Award.  Working her way through the ranks, Cyndy served as a patrol officer, detective, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant and Commander of the Investigations Unit. Cyndy is currently the Commander for the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force.  She was also was recently promoted to Deputy Chief becoming Lombard’s first female to hold that rank.

Deputy Chief Velazquez has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Administration.  Cyndy attended the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command.  Dept. Chief Velazquez is a defensive tactics instructor and physical fitness instructor at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy where she was named Instructor of the Year in 2013.  Cyndy has also taught Rape Prevention.

Deputy Chief Velazquez served in the United States Army and was granted the Outstanding Squad Leader Award. She teaches Women in CommandFemale Enforcers and Emotional Survival for Female Enforcers for Calibre Press.