State of Illinois
90th General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of this Body are happy to  recognize
 3    individuals  who  have  made outstanding contributions to the
 4    well-being of the citizens of this State; and
 5        WHEREAS, It has come to our attention  that  Bloomingdale
 6    Chief of Police Gary J. Schira will be installed as president
 7    of  the  Illinois  Association of Chiefs of Police on January
 8    13, 1997; and
 9        WHEREAS, Chief Schira has served  with  the  Bloomingdale
10    Police  Department since September 13, 1972, and rose through
11    the ranks to become Chief on December 20, 1983; and
12        WHEREAS,  A  graduate  of  St.  Patrick  High  School  in
13    Chicago,  Gary  Schira  earned  an  associate's   degree   in
14    chemistry  from  the  University  of Florida and a bachelor's
15    degree in criminal justice management from Aurora University;
16    he graduated with the 54th Class of the Police Administration
17    Training  Program  at  Northwestern  University  and  was   a
18    graduate of the 141st Session of the F.B.I. National Academy;
19    he  also  attended  numerous training seminars and courses on
20    various police related and management topics; and
21        WHEREAS, Gary Schira served as  an  Assessor  in  various
22    Assessment  Centers  and oral interviews for the selection of
23    law enforcement positions, including chiefs,  deputy  chiefs,
24    sergeants,  and lieutenants and he served as an Instructor in
25    the  Police  Staff  and  Command  Program   at   Northwestern
26    University; and
27        WHEREAS,  Chief  Schira  is  affiliated with the Northern
28    Illinois University Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha National  Honor
29    Society  for  Public Administration, the American Society for
30    Industrial  Security,  the  Administration  and  Organization
31    Subcommittee of the Long  Range  Planning  Committee  of  the
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 1    Illinois  Law  Enforcement Training Standards Board, the West
 2    Suburban Police Chiefs Association, and the Northwest  Police
 3    Academy; and
 4        WHEREAS,  He  is  a  past-president  of the DuPage County
 5    Chiefs of Police Association, the Greater Cook County Council
 6    of Police Chiefs, and the Bloomingdale Chamber  of  Commerce;
 7    and
 8        WHEREAS,  A  member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs
 9    of Police since 1983, Gary Schira served as a member  of  the
10    Executive  Board  from  1989  to  1993;  he has served as the
11    Illinois delegate to  the  State  Association  of  Chiefs  of
12    Police Division of the International Association of Chiefs of
13    Police  from  1993  to  the  present  and  as a member of the
14    Executive Committee and the Financial Review Committee of the
15    International Association of Chiefs of Police  from  1996  to
16    the present; and
17        WHEREAS,  He  was  appointed  as  statutory member of the
18    Violent Crimes Commission by Attorney General Jim Ryan and as
19    a member of the Illinois Law Enforcement  Training  Standards
20    Board by Governor Jim Edgar; and
21        WHEREAS,  Chief  Gary Schira received the Otto Brey Award
22    for Leadership and Scholastic Achievement  from  the  Traffic
23    Institute  of  Northwestern  University  and  the  Scholastic
24    Achievement  Award in the Criminal Justice Management Program
25    at Aurora University; and
26        WHEREAS, Chief Schira and his wife Mariann are the loving
27    parents of two children, Marie and Doug; and
28        WHEREAS, Chief Schira's leadership  and  dedication  have
29    earned  him  the respect of all who have had the privilege of
30    knowing him; therefore, be it
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 2    congratulate  Chief  Gary  Schira  on  his  installation   as
 3    president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and
 4    extend  to him our sincere best wishes for the future; and be
 5    it further
 6        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 7    presented to him as an expression of our respect and esteem.

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