Wilde is the 4th Round Lake Beach Officer to attend On Friday, September 15, 2017, Deputy Chief Wayne Wilde graduated from the 10-week long FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia. His class consisted of 224 students, 22 of whom were from other countries. The FBI National Academy began in 1935 and is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforce
Thanks to Operation Homefront and JPMorgan Chase Chicagoland native Ronald Tarasiewicz was so moved by the attacks of 9/11 during grade school that as soon as he finished high school, he was ready to join the military and give back to the community. He also wanted a positive change that would afford him a better life and opportunity. Born in Oak Park and raised in Berwyn, Illinois, Ronald joined the Army in 2007. As a sergeant, Ronald served as a team leader in human resources. His duties included providing administrative support to an assigned infantry battalion. He would also coordinate schedules and trainings with his battalion commander and sergeant major. In 2009, he was deployed to Afghanistan. After serving for five years, he was honorably discharged in 2012 and suffers from pos
On Saturday, April 23rd 2016, the Village of Round Lake Beach held a meeting regarding the ongoing property inspections within the Village to ensure that all properties meet basic building and property codes. The Systematic Inspection Program details were presented by RLB Deputy Police Chief Michael Scott along with Code Enforcement Officer Yvonne Steward and Director of Inspection Services Margaret Sparr. The presentation consisted of several slides showing code violations as examples. Those in attendance were invited to ask any questions during the meeting which lasted approximately two hours. Some of the main issues mentioned were tall grass, waste containers left at the street or not properly stored, vehicles parked on grass or with expired tags, debris accumulation, fencing and
On Sunday, June 7, 2015, the Round Lake Beach Police Department once again participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. This video shows the officers who participated this year accepting the Torch from the Lake Villa Police Department at Route 83 and Monaville Road and carrying it to Route 83 and Shorewood Drive where they handed it off to the Grayslake Police Department. The RLBPD officers who participated were Commander Michael Barr, Commander Wayne Wilde, Detective Gardiner Wade, and Officer Dave Duncan. Also running with the officers and carrying the Torch was Commander Wilde's son. When they approached Rollins Road it started to sprinkle a little but by the time they reached the entrance to Avon School it was coming down pretty heavy. My o...
On Friday, May 29, 2015, the Round Lake beach Police Department participated in the annual "Cop on Rooftop" fundraiser campaign to the Illinois Special Olympics. The RLB PD has participated in this event in the past and hoped to raise over $2,000. Last year they raised $1,767 for the Illinois Special Olympics. They had T-shirts, coffee mugs, and a raffle to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle!! Anyone making a donation received a FREE donut, and anyone making a donation of at least $10 received a FREE travel coffee mug and a coupon for a FREE medium coffee! Also, the Round Lake Beach officers will be running in the Special Olympics torch run on Sunday June 7th. They will be starting at Rte. 83/Monaville (near Walmart) at 7:05 AM and will be runnin
Congratulations Joshua, we need more good mechanics! (Lisle, IL) On May 1, 2015, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. the nation’s leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, was proud to announce the graduation of Joshua Velasquez from its automotive program. Originally from Round Lake Beach, Velasquez came to the Lisle campus to pursue a program specifically designed to provide the training necessary for professional, entry-level technicians. “Our students take their training very seriously,” says Julie Mueller, campus president of UTI-Lisle. “Often there are many sacrifices that have to be made in order to pursue their technical program. There is work, life, and sc