Chief of Police
Chief of Police, James Kveton, has worked in Law Enforcement for almost 35 years. He started as a part time police dispatcher in a small community just west of Chicago in the early 1980s. In 1985 he tested and was hired as a police officer at the Elmhurst, Illinois Police Department. During his 30 year career in Elmhurst he served in many different capacities including, DARE Officer, Evidence Technician, Bicycle Officer, Traffic Officer, Field Training Officer, Crime Prevention Specialist, Department Historian and Operation Lifesaver Presenter/Trainer. As his career progressed he moved up the ranks from Patrol Officer, to Sergeant, Watch Commander and finally Deputy Chief.
On January 1, 2016 Jim was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Town of St. John, Indiana. He is very honored to have been selected as Chief of the St. John Police Department and he continues to enjoy the challenges of his new duties and responsibilities. As he has become familiar with the community and members of the police department, he has witnessed firsthand the support of the community and the dedication and professionalism of all members of the department. His goal is to provide the community of St. John with the most professional and ethical Law Enforcement possible, and he sees those attributes in the men and women of the St. John Police Department every day.
Chief James Kveton