Eric Werner serves as the Chief of Police and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Police Department to promote safety through community partnerships. Eric has a broad base of experience in the policing profession serving with agencies in Illinois and Minnesota. Previously he served as Chief of Police with the City of Rosemount, the Burnsville Police Department as a Captain, two smaller Minnesota local agencies, and Addison, Illinois, a Chicago suburban community.
He holds an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University, and Master's Degree in Police Leadership, Administration and Education from St. Thomas University. Eric is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 231, Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, and the Wilder Foundation's Shannon Leadership Institute.