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Local police square off in #DanceforDonuts fun

By Dan Campana

Sure, the donuts-and-cops jokes can get a little stale, but add a little dancing and things freshen up pretty quick.

Exhibit one could be found on social media on Friday during National Donut Day as the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Roscoe Police Department had a little fun sharing the #DanceforDonuts challenge with one another.

It started early in the day for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office which responded to prompting by Roscoe police with a video of Deputy Bobby Wysocki showing off a few moves he picked up while handing out tasty pastries at Deer Park Town Center.

The sheriff’s office posted more videos throughout the day featuring deputies using donuts to spark a middle school dance-off and to get kids dancing in Volo.

After encouraging residents to join them at the YMCA throughout the afternoon, Roscoe police shared their own highlight video featuring a parade of locals displaying their talents alongside officers.

Lake County went back to Facebook late Friday to give the nod to their colleagues.

“Well, we have to hand it to the Roscoe Police Department. They do have some good moves. Regardless, a fun day had by all,” the post stated.

Elgin police name interim chief

Coinciding with Chief Jeff Swoboda’s final day as Elgin’s top cop, the department announced on Friday the appointment of a veteran leader as its interim chief.

Deputy Chief Bill Wolf takes over the role beginning Saturday while the city and police department go through the selection process to replace Swoboda, who served as chief for the last eight of his 26-year career with Elgin police. Swoboda was hired in April to become the chief in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Wolf also joined the department in 1992 and has risen through the ranks serving numerous leadership roles along the way.

Elgin City Manager Rick Kozal said the “talent runs deep” in the department and the city is searching for a new chief who will build on agency’s “strong foundation.” The department has a $44 million budget, nearly 300 employees and 182 sworn officers, according to the city.

Fundraiser upcoming for Northern IL Police K-9 Memorial

A June 23 motorcycle ride in Lake County will raise money for the Northern IL Police K-9 Memorial. Presented by the Iron Justice Motorcycle Club, the event includes a 75-mile escorted trip through the county.

For more information, contact mailto:ijmclake@gmail.com.