Evanston Township High School District 202 has named former Evanston Deputy Police Chief Sam Pettineo as its new director of safety.

The position was formerly held by Terrence Doby, now assistant director of safety. Doby’s position will focus on research and development of technology-driven security solutions to better safeguard the school and the massive ETHS campus.

Pettineo brings to ETHS 32 years of experience with the Evanston Police Department in roles, including ETHS school resource officer, community policing specialist and deputy chief, the position he held until his retirement in March 2008.

Most recently, Pettineo has been a lead trainer/consultant for the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an adjunct instructor at the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University.

He has earned multiple certifications in the criminal justice field, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal/Social Justice from Lewis University and an master’s in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. All in the family

    For nearly two decades former Evanston Police Chief William Logan held this position. It was then handed over to former Evanston Police Chief Frank Kaminski. Now Former Deputy Police Chief Sam Pattenio will take the helm. Well, at least they are reaching out far and wide to find the best possible candidates.

  2. Incredible Safety staff at ETHS

     I hope that Mr. Pettineo  will retain the fine safety staff of ETHS.  As parents of athletes who practice in the dark and early winter hours we have always been grateful for the security presence that greeted our swimmer at 5:45 AM and pre-season training daughter at 6:15. These gentlemen have always given us a sense of security. We so appreciate the watchful eyes as our kids enter school, attend sporting events, go to practice, are dismissed daily and return from meets. Hats off the outstanding ladies and gentlemen who are able to connect with teens while keeping them safe! Welcome, Mr. Pettineo. Listen to the voice of experience that your staff will offer you!

    1. As a parent of two ETHS

      As a parent of two ETHS swimmers, I absolutely agree!! Thanks to the Security staff for all they do, this also includes crossing guard duty on Dodge and Church before school, after school and for ALL school events! Your work is truly appreciated!

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