By Anne Eickstad


ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTOS Belvidere Daily Republican
A proud spouse pins his new badge on Deputy Chief Gardner at his Promotion Ceremony on Monday, March 19.


Former Police Chief Jan Noble retired not long ago and began a short cascade of promotions within the Belvidere Police Department. His absence left an open position at the top of the department, which was filled by (former) Deputy Chief Shane Woody. Woody’s promotion to chief left another open position at the deputy chief level. And on it went.

On Monday, March 19, members of the Belvidere Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, City Council, Belvidere Fire Department, and many more met at City Hall to witness the promotional ceremonies of two more Belvidere policemen; Patrick M. Gardner and Shane M. Polnow.

Patrick Gardner was hired as a BPD police officer on Jan. 18, 1994. He has worked as a member of the Gang Intervention Unit; a Field Training Officer; and as a member of the Bicycle Patrol. From 1996 to 2001, he worked on the K-9 Unit; from 2003 until 2010 he was with the DEA. He spent a year, from 2011 to 2012, as a Detective and from 2012 until 2013 he worked with the Drug Unit.

On Jan. 10, 2014, Gardner was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and he began working as a Field Training Coordinator. On Oct. 5, 2015, he was assigned as Sergeant of Metro Narcotics.

On March 16, 2018, Gardner graduated from the 271st Session of the FBI National Academy.

On March 19, 2018, Sergeant Gardner was promoted to Deputy Chief Gardner amid a crowd of friends, family, and colleagues.

With Gardner’s promotion, a sergeant position opened up with the department, which led to the second promotion on Monday.

Shane M. Polnow was hired as a BPD police officer on Oct. 26, 2007. He has worked with the Gang Intervention Unit and as a Field

Shane Polnow takes his Oath of Office as he is promoted to the position of Sergeant at his Promotion Ceremony.

Training Officer. He has worked as a member of the SWAT Team and a Sniper. He is a Master Firearms Instructor. He has worked as a Detective.

On Monday, March 19, 2018 Officer Polnow was promoted to Sergeant Shane M. Polnow also amidst a crowd of friends, family, and colleagues.

Police Chief Shane Woody offered…

For complete article, pick up the March 25 Belvidere Daily Republican.

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