Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Seeks Resident Nominations for Excellence in Policework

Award will be presented to one Naperville Police Department employee in May

The Naperville Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is seeking nominations from residents for the Commissioners’ Award, which is awarded annually to an outstanding member of the Naperville Police Department.

The purpose of the Commissioners’ Award is to recognize a sworn member of the department, up to and including the rank of sergeant, who goes above and beyond the call of duty and gives back to the police service through mentoring, volunteering and/or serving as a role model to other members of the department or those in the community.

The nomination deadline is Friday, April 19. Nomination forms are available at

The Commissioners’ Award will be presented at the annual Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS) awards banquet on May 16, 2019. For more information about this event, visit

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners (BOFPC) is responsible for recruiting, selecting and appointing qualified candidates for the positions of police officer and firefighter/paramedic. The board is also responsible for the promotional process for the fire lieutenants and captains and police sergeants, including the testing and selection processes. The Board conducts disciplinary hearings or appeals of disciplinary action in the Fire and Police Departments. The BOFPC is established through Illinois State Statutes, the Illinois Municipal Code and the Naperville Municipal Code.

About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at