Algonquin Police Chief Elected IACP Sixth Vice President
ALEXANDRIA, VA—The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) today announced that Russell B. Laine, Chief of Police of the Algonquin, Illinois, Police Department, was elected as Sixth Vice President during the 109th IACP Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was sworn in as a member of the Board of Officers on October 9, 2002.
Laine has served as the Chief of Police of the Algonquin Police Department since 1985. He also served as the Chief of Police in Bartlett, Illinois, and Edgerton, Wisconsin. He has served as a Chief of Police for over 22 years and has been in law enforcement since 1976.
Chief Laine has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aurora University and a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois. He is a graduate of the Police Administration Training Program at the Traffic Institute, Northwestern University, and the Midwest Law Enforcement Executive Development Program.
Chief Laine is an active member and Past President of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also the Past President of the McHenry County Chiefs of Police Association. He is a founding member of the Algonquin-LITH Rotary Club, a former Treasurer and a continuing Board Member of the Club. He serves on the McHenry County Communities Against Gangs, is a past member of the McHenry County Child Advocacy Board, and a member of the Sherman Health Care Advisory Board.
Chief Laine is a Life Member of the IACP and serves on the association’s Legislative, Legal Officers, Resolutions and Environmental Crimes Committees. Laine will become President of the IACP in 2008.
The IACP is the world’s oldest and largest organization of police executives. Established in 1893, the IACP has over 18,000 members in 83 countries.