Police Sgt. Scott Naydenoff was recently named one of the state's 2013 Rising Shields of Law Enforcement by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
Naydenoff was recognized for his leadership, and was one of five people recognized with the honor from large and medium-sized police departments, according to a news release for the chiefs' association.
The organization looks to recognize officers and future law enforcement executives under the age of 45.
“Our goal is to recognize and support young professionals and their organizations to continue to innovate and improve best practices that enhance public safety in our communities,” said Chief Robert Porter, ILACP president and chief of the Downers Grove Police Department. “By honoring rising leaders in all areas of law enforcement, we hope that citizens of Illinois will better understand the significant roles they play in keeping their communities safe."
Cary Police Chief Steven Casstevens nominated Naydenoff for his innovated leadership and initiative towards the progression of the agency, the news release said.
“I am very proud of Sgt. Naydenoff and all he has done for the Cary Police Department," Casstevens said. "He has always been highly self-motivated and truly works to make the department better. This recognition is well deserved. He is truly a Rising Shield."