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Chief of Police: James Jensen began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a Patrol Deputy with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office. In June of 1993, Chief Jensen was hired as a Patrol Officer with the Oswego Police Department serving in that capacity until 2002 where he was promoted to Sergeant. Chief Jensen worked as a Patrol Sergeant for a year and was reassigned to administration acting as the Oswego Police Departments first National Accreditation Manager. Chief Jensen was promoted to Captain in 2004 serving the Field Operations Division, Criminal Investigations Division and the Support Services Division of the Oswego Police Department. In 2014, Chief Jensen was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of the Support Services Division. Prior to his retirement with the Oswego Police Department he was assigned to oversee the daily coordination and construction of a thirty million dollar, 70,000 square foot law enforcement facility. In August of 2019, Chief Jensen retired from the Oswego Police Department after 27 years of service and was appointed the Yorkville Police Department Chief of Police position.
Chief Jensen is a life-long resident of the United City of Yorkville and a graduate of Yorkville High School. Chief Jensen attended the College of St. Francis in Joliet, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Psychology and a Master's degree in Law Enforcement Justice Administration from Western Illinois University. In addition, Chief Jensen earned his Police Executive Management Certification from Western Illinois University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session #229) in Quantico, Virginia.