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Swearing in at Monday's board meeting

Bourbonnais, IL — Monday, June 21, 2021, Bourbonnais Police Chief, Jim Phelps, will promote both Brent Barrie and Jason Sztuba at the Village of Bourbonnais Board Meeting. The Village Board meets on the first and third Mondays each month at 5:30 p.m. within the Bourbonnais Municipal Center at 700 Main Street NW. The public is welcome to attend.

Barrie will take the oath of office transitioning from Sergeant to Commander, a new position within the police department. Sztuba will take the oath moving from Detective to Sergeant. The two veteran officers have a combined law enforcement career of 31 years with the Bourbonnais Police Department.

“As the Bourbonnais Police Department continues to grow and adapt so does our team” explained Chief Phelps. “Both Barrie and Stzuba have demonstrated their ability to not only protect and serve the Village of Bourbonnais, but continually challenge themselves to go above and beyond their duties in various capacities. We look forward to seeing their accomplishments within these new leadership roles.”  

Barrie joined the Bourbonnais Police Department in 2000. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2016 and has served the department as a Firearms Training Officer, Field Training Officer, Field Training Program Supervisor and as a member of ILEAS (Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System). Barrie completed Northwestern University’s 400-hour School of Staff & Command in 2019 and continues to pursue leadership courses as he sets the bar for the new Commander position. He resides in Bourbonnais with his wife, Jodi. They have two children.

Sztuba joined the Bourbonnais Police Department in 2011. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Sztuba has served the department as Detective, Crime Scene Technician, Nuisance Abatement Program Coordinator, Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator and as a member of the county-wide Emergency Response Team. He resides in Bourbonnais with his wife, Laura. They have two children.

To learn more about the Bourbonnais Police Department, click here.