Police Sergeant Recognized as "Rising Shield in Law Enforcement"

Szos, Broussard, GretzOn April 26, 2019, Buffalo Grove Police Sergeant Robert Broussard was honored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) as one of only three of the state’s, “Rising Shields in Law Enforcement” award recipients.

Sergeant Broussard was hired by the Department in 2006 and became an integral part of the Investigations Unit as the in-house expert on computer crimes in 2009. Due to his efforts in cyber-crimes, he initiated the Department’s involvement in the “Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force” (ICAC) in 2012. According to ICAC, this national network continually engages in proactive and reactive investigations, in addition to the assisting with the prosecutions of individuals involved in child abuse and exploitation of children through the Internet.

In 2013, Sergeant Broussard was named the Buffalo Grove Police Department Employee of the Year. He continued working on investigations until being promoted in 2015 to the rank of sergeant. He completed the Northwestern University Supervision of Police Personnel program in 2015, and graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in 2019. These prestigious programs are designed to prepare managers for senior level staffing positions through academia and practical applications.

Sergeant Broussard is currently the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s Administrative Services and Training Sergeant, which entails coordinating internal and external department trainings with all members of the Department. He additionally coordinates all efforts towards the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation, as well as supervises a variety of administrative projects.