SYCAMORE – Police Chief Glenn Theriault has been placed on administrative leave, city officials confirmed Tuesday.
Mayor Ken Mundy said he was not certain exactly when Theriault was placed on leave. He said the decision was made by City Manager Brian Gregory.
“Brian’s working with this very closely and he knows the procedure that’s in place,” Mundy said. “I really don’t know that much about it because it’s a manager-administrative issue.”
Gregory also confirmed that Theriault was on leave but declined to provide any other details. He reiterated that Theriault remained the police chief.
Theriault could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
Gregory declined to comment on who was acting as chief of the department in Theriault’s absence. Jim Winters is the department’s deputy chief.
Sycamore’s council-manager form of government delegates the ultimate authority on personnel decisions to Gregory as city manager, while he reports to the City Council.
City code says the police chief can be removed with or without cause if the city manager and four-fifths of council members agree.
Theriault joined the Sycamore force in January 2015 as its chief. He had been in law enforcement for about 20 years at the time and signed a three-year contract with a starting salary of $107,600.
He had been a commander at the Elgin Police Department before his appointment.