LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton Bio

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sheriff templtonExperience:
LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office 1973 – present
Deputy 1973 – 1975
Sergeant  1975 – 1978
Lieutenant – Criminal Investigations  1978 – 1992
Captain – Chief of Criminal Investigations 1992 – 1998
Tactical Team Commander 1990 – 1998
Sheriff  1998 – present
Illinois Valley Law Enforcement Commission  1995 – present  Instructor
Illinois Valley Community College 1992 – present
Part time Instructor, Criminal Justice Curriculum
Family Violence Investigations Trainer – State Certified
Domestic Violence Investigators instructor – State Certified
Officer Survival Instructor
F.A.T.S (Fire Arms Training Simulator) Instructor – State Certified
Firearms Instructor – State Certified
Hostage & Barricaded Subject Negotiator
Elder Abuse Investigation Instructor – State Certified

Hall High School
Illinois Valley Community College, Associates Degree
Police Training Institute, University of Illinois
Basic Police Training
Criminal Investigations
Crime Scene Technician
FBI National Academy & University of Virginia – Operations & Administration Curriculum
Illinois Sheriff’s Management Institute 1998
National Sheriff’s Institute 1998
FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Institute  2001
Federal Bureau of Investigations
• Sniper/Counter Sniper Operations
• Advanced Sniper/Counter Sniper Operations
• Hostage Negotiations
• Firearms Instruction
Excess of 2500 hours of Law Enforcement Education including:
Threat & Risk Assessment – Texas A&M University System
Youth Violence & School Safety Conference – Regional Institute for Community Policing
Medical/Legal Death Investigation School – Basic and Masters Courses – St. Louis University Medical School
Midwest Tactical Training Institute
F.A.T.S (Fire Arms Training Simulator) Instructor training
Homicide Investigation Training – John Marshall Law School
Interview & Interrogation Basic & Advanced courses – John Reid
Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Classes
Domestic Violence Investigators Training – IL State Training Board
Law Enforcement Executive Institute
Officer Survival Instructor Training – Metro Dade Police Department
Due Process and Internal Affairs Investigations

Awards and Letter of Commendations:
Ottawa Jaycess: Outstanding Law Enforcement Award  1983
Drug Enforcement Administration: Outstanding Contributions in Field of Drug Enforcement 1985
Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Award of Merit 1986
Police Hall of Fame: Award for Outstanding Homicide Investigation 1989
Governor’s P.A.T.H (People Are Today’s Heroes) Award 2005
Illinois State Bar Association: Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 1996 & 2005

Letters of Commendations: 
LaSalle County Sheriff’ Office (14)
Federal Bureau of Investigations (2)
Illinois State Police (2)
Ottawa Police Department (2)
United States Department of Justice
LaSalle County States Attorneys
Bureau County Sherriff’s Office
Kendall County Sherriff’s Office
Chicago Police Department
Mendota Police Department
Ottawa Police Department
Seneca Police Department

Boards, Commissions and Community Service:
Illinois Valley Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Council
Children Advocacy Center – Vice Chairman – Board of Directors
Illinois Attorney General’s Missing and Murdered Children’s Task Force
Chairman – Law Enforcement Committee – 13th Judicial Circuit – Family Violence Council
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Youth Hunter Safety Instructor
Ottawa High School No Tolerance Task Force Board of Directors
Illinois Valley Safe School Task Force – LP High School
LaSalle County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Youth Under the Influence and Gang Awareness Programs
LaSalle-Peru Citizen’s Advisory Panel

Presenter and Lectures:
Regional Office of Education – In Service Institute Presenter
Domestic Violence Awareness – Family Violence Council 13th Judicial Circuit
United States Army Corp of Engineers Conference – Gang Awareness
Drug Lectures to Loyola Medical Center Interns
Illinois Court Reporters Association: Ritualistic Crimes Lecture
Neighborhood Watch Programs
Child Fingerprinting and Videotaping

Rotary and Kiwanis Lectures:
Drug Awareness
Gang Awareness
Ritualistic Crime
Behavioral Body Language
Parent-Teacher Organization’s and Faculties Lectures:
Child Safety
Child Sexual Abuse and Prevention
Child Physical Abuse and Prevention
Drug Abuse and Prevention
Ritualistic Crime and Prevention
Gang Awareness and Prevention
Illinois Association of School Boards: Gang Awareness

Associations and Memberships:
Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy
National Association
State of Illinois Association
Northern Illinois Division
Illinois Valley Chiefs of Police Association – Past President
Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Training Board – Past Chairman
Illinois Police Association
Illinois Sheriff’s Association – Executive Board
National Sheriff’s Association
LaSalle County Fraternal Order of Police – Charter Member
National Rifle Association
Moose Lodge #960 Ottawa
American Legion

Military History:
United States Air Force – Honorable Discharge
United States Air Force – Intelligence Operations Institute