Vernon Hills PD, IL
Patrick Kreis began his police service in 1991 after serving in the US Army Special Forces. He has extensive experience developing and teaching patrol and SWAT operations. He previously served as a SWAT team leader for a large mutual aid collective where he now serves as the organization’s president. He has been a chief of police for over 10 years, joining the Vernon Hills (Illinois) Police Department in 2017. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command. He holds a BS in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Business Administration.