Police Chief Robert Porter has announced the appointment of William Budds as Deputy Chief of Operations for the Downers Grove Police Department. "Deputy Chief Budds is a highly respected veteran police officer who possesses a great deal of knowledge and experience. I have no doubt that he will do a great job in serving as Deputy Chief of Police," stated Chief Porter.
Budds was hired as a Patrol Officer in 1988 and since that time he has served in a variety of positions within the department including Juvenile Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant of Investigations, FBI Terrorism Liaison Officer, and Deputy Emergency Manager. He holds a B.A. Degree from Lewis University and was selected to attend the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center in Washington D.C.
Deputy Chief Budds will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Deputy Chief James Black, now serving as Chief of Police in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The appointment is effective immediately.