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Robert G. Cervenka

May 22, 1956 November 16, 2019
Robert G. Cervenka
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ROBERT G. CERVENKA, 63, Chief of Police-Indian Head Park, former Lieutenant-Chicago Police Department; beloved husband of Christie (nee Galczynski); loving father of Michael Cervenka, Burr Ridge PD and Nicholas (Sylvia) Cervenka; dearest grandfather of Nicholas, Alexander and Emilia; dear brother of the late Richard Jr. (Nona) Cervenka; fond uncle of many nieces & nephews. Chief Cervenka is a member of numerous organizations.

Chief Robert Cervenka started his law enforcement career in Indian Head Park, when he was hired as a full-time police officer in 1981. After three years of patrol duties, he was promoted to Shift Commander, overseeing five officers. In 1985, the Chief left Indian Head Park to join the Chicago Police Department and worked as a Patrolman in the Marquette District. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1994, assigned to the Englewood District. In 1998, Chief Cervenka was reassigned to the Narcotic & Gang Investigations Section, and in 2001 was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, serving as a Field Lieutenant and Watch Commander in the South Chicago and Chicago Lawn Districts. The Chief was then reassigned to the Bureau of Organized Crime as a Commanding Officer in the Narcotics Division in 2003, where he served until he retired from the Chicago PD in 2011. He was appointed Chief of Police for the Indian Head Park Police Department in May of 2016. Chief Cervenka has earned his Master’s Degree in Criminal/Social Justice from Lewis University and is also a graduate of the 235th Session of the FBI National Academy, an executive training management training program in Quantico, Virginia.


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Orland Park, IL 60467

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Justice, IL 60458

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