BREAKING: Village Names New Police Chief

This statement was released by the Village of Maywood earlier today:

Valdimir Talley, Jr.Village Manager William Barlow announced today the appointment of Valdimir “Val” Talley as the new Chief of Police for the Village of Maywood. His starting date is December 16, 2013. Valdimir Talley, Jr., 53, is a Chicago native and committed to professional law enforcement.

He has 28 years of law enforcement experience with service as a correctional deputy with the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, conservation police officer with Illinois Department of Natural Resources, special deputy game warden with the United States Department of the Interior, special federal officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is a retired bureau chief from the Illinois State Police. Talley will bring more than 18 years of criminal investigative experience in the areas of Intelligence, Narcotics, White Collar Crimes (including Insurance Fraud and Identity Theft), Counter-terrorism, Crimes against seniors, and Internal Investigations. He has held access, secret, and top secret clearances while addressing national law enforcement matters.

Talley is an FBI National Academy graduate with distinction from session 1998, and is experienced in management and grant writing. Talley’s management experience includes service in positions as an Internal Affairs Chief of Staff, an Operational Deputy Chief of Staff, and a Regional Staff Officer for 33 Illinois counties. Additionally, Talley was an Investigative Zone Staff Officer, an Investigative Squad Leader, a Section Manager, and Unit Manager. Talley also completed a management course for small law enforcement agencies at the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute. Talley holds a Bachelor Degree in Communication from the University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS) and is currently completing graduate studies in Homeland Security at UIS.

“Mr. Talley brings a high degree of integrity and wide diversity of experiences to the position of Chief of Police” said William Barlow, Village Manager. “Val is has demonstrated leadership throughout his career in law enforcement, which will benefit the Village of Maywood. He was selected as the top candidate in an assessment center that was performed by the State of Illinois Chief of Police Association, which was a part of the selection process. Talley plans on taking a “hands on approach by being a visible presence within the Maywood community” said Mr. Barlow. Mr. Talley was selected from a field of 36 candidates. VFP

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