The Swanson Park Bike/walking path will be closed beginning July 23, 2020 for construction until further notice. National Night Out has been cancelled.

To the Residents of Cherry Valley,

I remember the very moment in time I first wanted to join the law enforcement profession. I was a teenager and had met some police officers in my community. Their desire to serve and protect others drew me in to want to be part of this profession. A few months before I turned 21, I began my policing career at a community college. The next year, I was hired by the Buffalo Grove, IL Police Department, and would spend nearly 28 years serving the community through many specialty and leadership positions. In May of 2017, I retired as Deputy Chief of Operations.
Having spent the past few years teaching and training police officers from across the nation and around the world, I realized that I missed the honorable calling of being a law enforcement professional. I wanted to be back on a team serving and protecting a community. What I missed most were the ways each member of the department can make a positive impact in the community and serve our residents.
While this is a difficult time for our country, the law enforcement profession, and every individual member of the Cherry Valley Police Department, I am honored and excited to lead our team as Interim Chief of Police and serve you—the residents and community members of Cherry Valley.


Roy Bethge, Interim Chief of Police