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Sheriff’s sergeant receives 40 Under 40 recognition

WAUKEGAN – A member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has been named a 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 Under 40 awardee.

Sgt. Keith Kaiser will accept the award at the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in October, a news release stated.

The award program is designed to recognize 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession.

Kaiser began his career with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in 2004. During his time as a sheriff’s deputy he served as a patrol deputy, field training officer, evidence technician and detective. In 2016, Kaiser was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He’s served as a patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, and currently serves as the Lake County Sheriff’s director of training. 

Kaiser is responsible for the training needs of more than 550 sworn and civilian personnel. Additionally, he advanced the countywide Crisis Intervention Team Training, and he oversees the $250,000 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received in 2016.

Kaiser’s expertise was used in the implementation of the body-worn camera program. He wrote and reviewed policy while pursuing agency accreditation. He also researched and wrote ordinances that have been adopted by the Lake County Board.

Kaiser earned a master’s degree in public safety administration from Lewis University in 2013 and he recently graduated from Northwestern University’s prestigious School of Police Staff and Command.

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