Brian Benton

Brian Benton

Chief of Police

Chief Benton has been with the Joliet Police Department since 1990 and was appointed Chief in 2013.  He commands an agency of 272 sworn officers and 66 civilians serving a diverse city of over 147,000 residents.

Chief Benton served in many positions throughout his career including uniformed patrol, plainclothes tactical and in an undercover capacity with a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2000 where he led the department’s first ever street-level narcotics unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 where he served as Watch Commander in the Operations Division.

He was promoted to Division Commander in 2008 and served in the Administration Division overseeing the department’s budget management and policy compliance as the Accreditation Manager for CALEA (the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies). In 2011, he transferred to the Investigations Division which he led until his appointment to Chief.

Chief Benton served for 20 years on the department’s Special Operations Squad (SWAT) eventually serving as the team’s commander. He has been a department trainer and served as the department’s range master.

Chief Benton earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal/Social Justice with highest honors in 1998 and his Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration in 2009 both from Lewis University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command (2003) and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP-Boston University – 2006).

Chief Benton serves on a number of local community boards including the United Way of Will County, the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, Presence Health Will County Community Leadership Board & St. Paul the Apostle Grade School Athletics. He participates in a number of different civic organizations to include the Chicago American Red Cross Heroes Award selection committee, and Rotary Club of Joliet.

Brian Dupuis

Brian Dupuis

Deputy Chief of Technical Services

Deputy Chief Brian Dupuis has been a member of the Joliet Police Department for the past 26 years.  He has held a variety of positions within the Department to include Tactical Officer, Tactical Sergeant, Investigations Lieutenant, and as acting Commander in the Investigation Division.

Deputy Chief Dupuis is a recipient of numerous awards and recognition; most notably a Life Saving award and a Martin S. Murrin medal. He has also attended Northwestern University’s Police Staff and Command.

Edgar Gregory

Edgar Gregory

Deputy Chief of Operations

Deputy Chief Edgar Gregory has been a member of the Joliet Police Department for the past 25 years. He has held a variety of positions within the Department to include patrol officer, Sergeant, and most recently as Watch Commander of the day shift.

A recipient of numerous awards and recognition including a Life Saving award, Deputy Chief Gregory has attended Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.

Deputy Chief Gregory served in the United States Marine Corps as well as the Illinois Army National Guard.

Tab Jensen

Tab Jensen

Deputy Chief of Administration

Deputy Chief Tab Jensen has been a member of the Joliet Police Department for the past 24 years having served in various positions within the Department to include patrol officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and most recently as Captain of Operations.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Deputy Chief Jensen is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition to include the Award of Heroism.

Alan Roechner

Alan Roechner

Deputy Chief of Investigations

Deputy Chief Alan Roechner has been a member of the Joliet Police Department for the past 24 years. He has served in various ranks to include patrol officer, Sergeant, lieutenant, and most recently as Commander of Operations.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition to include two Life Saving awards.