Naperville Police Department Announces New Deputy Chief

Jason Arres PhotoThe Naperville Police Department is pleased to announce that Jason Arres has been named Deputy Chief of the Investigations Division. Arres most recently served as the Department’s Office of Professional Standards Commander and Public Information Officer.

“Jason’s passion for law enforcement, exceptional work ethic and dedication to collaboration and communication make him the perfect candidate for this position,” said Police Chief Robert Marshall. “He is an ideal team player and a natural leader who is motivated and resourceful and has a strong vision for the future of this organization.”

In his new role, Arres will be in charge of the Investigations Division, which employs 65 people. This division investigates crimes that occur, ranging from narcotics to major crimes to computer crimes and more. The Investigations Division is also responsible for the implementation of community programs and the collection, evaluation and storage of evidence.

“I take great pride in being a member of this Department, and I’m extremely thankful for this opportunity to make an even greater impact on the growth and success of the organization,” said Arres. “With every position I’ve held, I’ve given maximum effort and taken care of the people I work with and for. I pledge that same level of commitment to the Investigations Division and look forward to the work ahead.”

Arres began his career at the Naperville Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 2001. He has served as an undercover detective for the Special Enforcement Unit, a detective in the Intelligence Unit, and a member of the Department’s Special Response Team. Arres has held the positions of patrol, K-9 and administrative sergeant as well as patrol and professional standards commander. He is also an instructor at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy.

During his time with the Police Department, Arres spearheaded the launch of the Department’s Public Safety Incident Map and Facebook page and was instrumental in the procurement and implementation of in-car cameras. He has also served on the City’s website, security camera and ERP committees and took the lead on the revamping of the Department’s response to resistance policy and process.

Arres holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

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