Alan M. Roechner is a 20-year veteran of the Joliet Police Department. He currently serves as the Commander of Operations. Having begun his career as a patrol officer in 1991, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2001, lieutenant in 2007, and commander in 2010.
Throughout his career, he has served the Department in various assignments to include Tactical officer, member and leader of the Special Operations Squad, a Neighborhood-Oriented Policing Team member, Patrol supervisor, supervisor of the Neighborhood Response Team, watch commander, and supervisor of the Tactical Unit/Joliet Narcotics Unit. He also serves as Operations Commander for the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarms System – Region 3 Mobile Field Force Team. He has served on the Joliet Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 58 and is Board Member and Trustee of the Fraternal Order of Police Supervisors’ Union.
A graduate of Providence Catholic High School, Alan Roechner received his Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from Joliet Junior College and his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Illinois Benedictine University. He has attended various police-related management courses to include Supervision of Police Personnel (2000), the prestigious Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command (2003), and the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University (2011).
He has received many Department awards for his outstanding performance as well as many letters of appreciation from citizens and civic groups. He was the recipient of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Herman Goldstein International Problem-Oriented Policing Award (1996), the Martin S. Murrin Labor Award (1998), and the Exchange Club of Joliet’s Police Officer of the Year Award (1999).
He is married to Nancy and has three daughters.