Glenview's Deputy Chief to be Named Police Chief in Grayslake
The appointment of Phil Perlini as Grayslake's top cop is anticipated during Tuesday's village board meeting. Perlini will replace former Police Chief Matt McCutcheon who resigned within two weeks of a March 30 arrest in Kenosha County, Wisc.
The search for a new Chief of Police in Grayslake is over, as Mayor Rhett Taylor has announced he will recommend Glenview's current Deputy Chief Phillip Perlini for the job.
Perlini, who has more than 32 years experience in law enforcement, will replace former Grayslake Police Chief Matt McCutcheon.
McCutcheon resigned within two weeks of his March 30 arrest in Kenosha County, Wisc., where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and being armed while intoxicated.
Former Lindenhurst Chief of Police Jack McKeever has been serving as the acting chief in Grayslake after McCutcheon resigned. Perlini is expected to be appointed during the Grayslake Village Board meeting Tuesday, July 3.
When contacted by Patch Tuesday afternoon for comment on Perlini's pending departure from the Glenview Police Department, Chief William Fitzpatrick declined to share any details, including who might replace Perlini as deputy chief.
Perlini started in Park Ridge as a telecommunicator, and then became a Hoffman Estates police officer in 1983. He joined the Glenview Police Department as a patrol officer in 1984.
Perlini told the Daily Hearald that he is “very excited” to start work in Grayslake.
“There are good people on board there, with a great understanding of the procedures and policies,” Perlini said Friday. “I hope to add many more years of stability to the Grayslake Police Department.”
During his 27 years with Glenview, he was promoted to police sergeant, commander and to his current position as Deputy Police Chief, the news release said.
In Glenview, Perlini has been involved in all phases of police operations from patrol to department management. His management duties included assignments as commander of patrol; commander of support services; and commander of investigations. His current position involves management across all department functions and including budgeting and labor negotiations.
“Grayslake is fortunate to be able to add Mr. Perlini to the Village’s management team," Taylor said. "His extensive experience in all police operations makes him an ideal candidate for the Village of Grayslake Police Department. I am confident he will continue, and build upon, the quality police services we provide to the citizens and businesses of Grayslake as well as our neighbors in Hainesville.”
Perlini has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from National Louis University and a Masters of Organizational Leadership from Dominican University. He is a certified firefighter/EMT and has been a paid on call firefighter with the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District since 2001.