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In today's digital age, public-sector employees are frequent targets for criticism.

Although compliments are rare, we do see more than most due to the quality of the workforce at the City of Geneva. Sometimes our work is very visible with our police, fire and public works employees out in the community. But many times, it is the behind-the-scenes efforts from our City staff that also deserves recognition.

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May 11

Deputy Chief Matt Dean Graduates Police Staff & Command School

Posted on May 11, 2023 at 2:35 PM by Kevin Stahr

Deputy Police Chief Matt Dean Command SchoolGeneva Deputy Chief Matt Dean (center, joined by Geneva Deputy Police Chief Brian Maduzia, left, and Police Chief Eric Passarelli) recently graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. The School of Police Staff & Command is an intensive leadership and management education program that helps prepare experienced law enforcement professionals for success in senior command positions.

Since its inception in 1983, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and around the globe have recognized the importance this education program makes on their leadership and management teams. Through an innovative combination of academic principles with practical applications, the 10-week curriculum zeroes in on such critical command-level content as planning and policies, media relations, organizational behavior, budgeting and resource allocation, human resources, contemporary policing, and more.

Deputy Chief Dean joined the Geneva Police Department as a patrol officer in 2006. He rose through the ranks being promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2016, serving as Detective Sergeant beginning in 2018, and finally, being promoted to Deputy Chief in 2022.

In his current role as Deputy Chief of Police Services, he oversees the Investigations Division and all civilian staff within the Police Department. He is also responsible for coordinating police services for all special events occurring in the City.

“I am very proud of Deputy Chief Dean successfully completing this challenging program," Chief Passarelli said. "He put in a significant amount of time and effort which will benefit the citizens of Geneva and the Geneva Police Department.”