The Millstadt Police Department Facebook page recently posted:
Although he had been appointed, the official public swearing-in of Chief Alan Hucke had been delayed due to COVID concerns. He was publicly sworn in at this past Monday’s village board meeting. The following is a note from the chief:
I would like to thank Mayor Mike Todd and the Village Board for putting their faith and trust in me. I promise to lead our department to the best of my ability. Taking over as chief in 2020 has had its challenges with the COVID pandemic. In addition, public scrutiny due to media coverage and recent legislation affecting law enforcement and the good people we serve presents other challenges. I started as an auxiliary officer in 1996 and began serving full-time in February of 1998. In all the years I have served with our agency, I am most proud of the support and bond we have with the community. I promise to move our department forward in being a modern and professional police department and to build upon the foundation put into place by retired Chief Wilkerson. I of course cannot do this alone. My officers are the real key to our department. Their commitment and dedication to the village are sincere. They know what I expect of them, and I know what they expect of me as being their chief. Every one of my officers has certain areas of law enforcement they excel in, which forms an excellent cohesive team to serve our community.
I thank the community for their support and trust. As a life-long Millstadt resident, it is an honor to serve as your chief.