Gregory H. Whalen



Lewis University – Master’s of Science Degree in Public Safety Administration

Southern Illinois University – Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Fire Science Management

Northwestern University: Center for Public Safety – School of Police Staff and Command

Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal - Chief Fire Officer Program & Certification

Northwestern University: Center for Public Safety – Supervision of Police Personnel Course



Lieutenant / Training Officer – Glencoe Department of Public Safety   (2007 - Current)  

  • Cross-Trained to perform the duties of a Police Officer, Firefighter and Paramedic.
  • Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in July of 2015. Currently the Training Division Lieutenant
  • Provide both emergency & non-emergency police, fire and emergency medical services to the community.
  • MABAS Division III Fire/Arson Investigator
  • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Services Team –TEMS/WMD Team Leader (2010 - 2017)
  • MABAS Division III Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team-Team Leader/Dive Master (2009 - 2017)
  • Police and Fire Field Training Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Taser Instructor
  • llinois Basic Law Enforcement 480 Hour Course through the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois-Champaign 

Instructor – Romeoville Fire Academy (2017 - Current)   

  • Fire Academy Instructor – Primarily for Hazardous Materials and Water Rescue

Firefighter/Paramedic  - Northfield Fire / Rescue (2008-2017)

  • Provide Fire and Emergency Medical Services to the residents and visitors of the Village of Northfield and their surrounding communities.

Firefighter/Paramedic - Streamwood Fire Department (2004-2007)

  • Awarded the Streamwood Fire Department Meritorious Service Award in 2005 for Deployment to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts in Louisiana.
  • Provided both emergency & non-emergency services to the community.
  • Member of the Streamwood Fire Department Fire Investigation Team & MABAS Division II Hazardous Materials Response Team and Technical Rescue Team.
  • Member of the Associated Firefighters of Illinois Honor Guard