Dan began his career in law enforcement in 1972. He has served as the Chief of Police in four communities and is a past president of the DuPage County Chiefs of Police and the West Suburban Chiefs of Police. He has taught at the College of DuPage for over 25 years and is the first Chief of Police outside of the State of Ohio to graduate from the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program (CLEE) through the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation. Dan was one of the founders of the Illinois Association of Law Enforcement Executives and currently serves as President of that group.
Over the past 30 years, Dan has developed numerous promotional processes and participated in more than 75 assessment centers, interviews and recruitment events in the police and fire services. He taught courses for over ten years throughout the United States on the topics of recruitment, selection, and promotion for the prestigious School of Police Staff and Command conducted by the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. He has also conducted management studies and consulting services for various units of local government.
Dan has been teaching firearms classes throughout northern Illinois since 1982. During that time, he has trained over 10,000 students in the State of Illinois Mandatory Firearms Training Program for Illinois Peace Officers, and in 1992 he developed the 40-hour certified firearms instructor program. His prior students have included both law enforcement and members of the United States Navy at Great Lakes, Illinois.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and is a graduate of the 130th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.