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Promoted police leaders take oath

Two newly promoted command-staff officers in the Evanston Police Department were sworn in to their new positions at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Two newly promoted command-staff officers in the Evanston Police Department were sworn in to their new positions at Monday’s City Council meeting.

New Deputy Police Chief Jeff Jamraz receives his new badge from his wife Karen, and new Cmdr. Daniel Russell talks with his children Katie and John after receiving his new badge from his wife Jennifer.

After taking the oath of office from City Clerk Rodney Greene, Deputy Chief Jeff Jamraz and Cmdr. Daniel Russell received their new police stars from their wives and a round of congratulatory handshakes from aldermen. 

Jamraz replaces Demitrous Cook as one of the city’s three deputy chiefs. Cook left the Evanston force last month to become chief of police in south suburban Glenwood.

Jamraz joined the Evanston Police Department as a patrol officer in 1988. He was promoted to sergeant in 2005 and to commander in 2008.

He’s a 2007 graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and a 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy’s 241st session. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in management from National Lewis University.

Russell shakes hands with Alderman Jane Grover, 7th Ward.

Russell, a sergeant since 2002,  joined the Evanston department in 1997 from the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department.

A Master Firearms Instructor, Russell is a 2005 graduate of the FBI National Academy’s 220th session. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and masters degrees in adult education and in university administration, all from from Michigan State University.

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