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Adam Groszek Promoted to Deputy Chief

Detective Sergeant Adam Groszek was promoted to Deputy Chief on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Groszek joined Crete Police Department as an officer in 2006. He was promoted to sergeant in 2017, and graduated from Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command last year.

Crete Police Chief Pieritz describes Deputy Chief Groszek as a well-organized, motivated and tech-savvy investigator:

“Using those skills, Deputy Chief Groszek has cleared several high-profile cases in his career, including working with the ATF to solve armed robberies in the Chicago Southland, recover stolen firearms and vehicles, and bringing justice to individuals involved in crimes against children,” Chief Pieritz said.

Chief Pieritz says he believes Deputy Chief Groszek’s training and experience will benefit the community, and help move the department forward.

3 New CFD Engineers

Crete Fire Department has gained three new engineers this past year.

Engineer/Paramedic Bolda and Platt were promoted in April of last year, and Engineer/EMT Joyce received his promotion in late January of 2021.

Engineers are responsible for driving and placement of firefighting apparatus, finding hydrants and ensuring sufficient water supply.

“The engineers are the heart of the operation. It’s the most important job” Crete Fire Chief Michael Waterman said.

Bolda, Platt and Joyce bring the total of Crete FD engineers to seven.

(From left to right: Platt, Joyce, Bolda and Chief Waterman.)