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Cary promotes two sergeants to deputy chief

Published: Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:09 p.m. CDT

CARY – Two of the village’s police sergeants have been promoted to deputy chief.

Michael Roth will serve as deputy chief of operations, and James Fillmore is deputy chief of support, said Police Chief Patrick Finlon.

“They had the requisite qualifications, work well together, both have high degrees of integrity, and both are dedicated to the department,” Finlon said. “They’re both long-tenured employees and good people.”

Roth will oversee operations including patrol and traffic functions.

Fillmore will oversee records, investigations, community relations and crime prevention, among other things.

Roth has been with the Cary Police Department since 1985; Fillmore since 1992.

Roth previously served as acting chief while the village searched for a permanent replacement for former chief Steven Casstevens, who left to become the police chief in Buffalo Grove.

Finlon said the department has had a lot of change over the past year.

“Hopefully we have a degree of stability for a period of time,” Finlon said.

Before the changes, the department’s command staff had a chief position, a vacant deputy chief position and five sergeants.

With these changes, the department has a chief, two deputy chiefs and four sergeants.

One of the sergeant positions is now vacant, but is expected to be filled this month, Finlon said.

In other village promotions, Assistant to the Director of Public Works Mark Chernak has a new title of Public Works superintendent.

Chernak has been with the village streets department since 1998.

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