The City of Evanston’s longest-serving employee retired today.

Archie Oliver started with the city in 1968 as a police officer and spent most of his career working the front desk at the police department.

City Manager Wally Bobliewicz says he is believed to have handled hundreds of thousands of calls from residents over the years in addition to countless visitors arriving at the police station looking for assistance.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. I’ve have talked to Archie

    I've have talked to Archie several times over the years. All I can truly say about him is, you could not have met a nicer guy.

  2. The Best

    I had the honor and pleasure to have Archie as one of my trainers and to work with him. He is well regarded and has an outgoing personality that made it a joy (most of the time!) to be around.  Happy trails Archie!

  3. Patience and Kindness
    I’m with Skip and the “Prince”,

    I have had several contacts with Mr. Oliver over the years and each time my concerns were treated with patience, kindness and respect…

    Thank you for your faithful service over the years Mr. Oliver… I am glad you will have the opportunity to take it easy and I am not surprised to learn that you are Evanston’s longest serving employee… we were lucky to have you!

    Yours sincerely, Brian G. Becharas

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