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I was hired by the Bolingbrook Police Department in August of 1979, serving in patrol, traffic, and investigations. In 1995, I was promoted to Lieutenant, then to Commander. In 1998, I was transferred back to the Detective Division where I remain the Commander at this time. In 1984, I was approached by President Joseph Andalina to consider a position with the newly formed Metropolitan Alliance of Police. I welcomed the offer and opportunity to join a grassroots organization such as M.A.P. I have held the positions of Secretary, and currently hold the title of President. I currently do some of the recruiting for MAP, and head up its supervisory units. I have several chapters that I am responsible for remaining in contact with to insure they are properly served by MAP. Back to Top
Richard Tracy, Vice President
I have been with the Metropolitan Alliance of Police in April 1996, serving on the Board of Directors. I have been on the Executive Board since 2001 as Secretary and now Vice President. My law enforcement experience began in 1976 when I started working as a cadet for the Harper College Public Safety Department. I became a dispatcher for the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and then the Hoffman Estates Police Department. In May of 1980, I was sworn in as a police officer in Mount Prospect. I served as the Mount Prospect’s union President or Vice President from 1989 until I retired from the department in 2008. . Back to Top
John Holiday, Board of Directors
I began my law enforcement career in 1995 as an auxiliary officer for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s department. In 1999 I was hired as a full time corrections officer for the county. I am currently assigned to the patrol division. Prior to becoming a deputy sheriff I worked for the laborers and electricians unions. There, I learned the importance and value of quality union representation. I have served as the DeKalb County MAP chapter president since 2002. I have seen firsthand how MAP can help to improve and protect the jobs of law enforcement officers.
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Raymond Violetto, Treasurer
I started my career in Law Enforcement as a Public Safety Officer at Oak Forest Hospital and attended the Cook County Sheriff Police Academy to become a certified police officer. Prior to my employment with Oak Forest I served four year in the United States Air Force .
Currently I am employed with the Tinley Park Police department and assigned to the Investigation Unit since 1999.
I started with the Metropolitian Alliance of Police in 1998 and was a Director of the Board which I represented numerous police officers in the south suburbs. Recently I was elected to the Executive Board of the Union as the Treasurer and also continue my duties of Chapter representative. I am lucky to be able to serve the community in which I work and also represent fellow Officers in the Law Enforcememt community which I have chosen my career.
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John Ward, Secretary
Out of high school I began working construction, belonging in building trades unions. I started at Lisle P.D.in 1997 and was a union board member for a majority of my time there. I was hired at Bolingbrook PD in 2001. I spent a majority of my time there on the union board including the past several years as president but had to take a disability pension. I believe strongly in unions and understand their importance. Having been in various police unions, I have come to be a strong supporter of the ideals and principles MAP was founded on. As a member of the MAP Board of Directors, I look forward to sharing my passion and experiences with other MAP members. Back to Top
Mark Wolenberg, Board of Directors
I began my law enforcement career in 1994 with the Du Page County Sheriff's Office. I have always been in the Patrol Division. I became involved with MAP in 1998 when we were trying to organize the office. After a long uphill battle, we were successful and our first contract was finally in place in 2011. I became President of MAP Chapter 126 in 2012, and still presently hold that position. I was voted in to be a member of the Board of Directors with MAP in 2016. I am excited to be a part of the MAP organization, and I look forward to MAP continuing to be a leader in representing public service agencies in the Chicagoland area. Back to Top
Michael Martin, Board of Directors
I started my law enforcement career in the United States Air Force and continued with the Buffalo Grove Police Department for the past 19 years. I began with the Union by leading the organization effort in Buffalo Grove. I was appointed as a steward and eventually elected as Chapter President. I believe strongly in union representation, along with the benefits and protections it provides to the members. I consider it an honor to represent the members and look forward to being a part of the team. Back to Top