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Naperville Park District to Welcome Steve Schindlbeck as New Park Police Chief

                                                                                                                         

Naperville Park District is pleased to announce plans for the swearing in of the next Park Police Chief, Steve Schindlbeck, at 9:00 a.m. on June 15 at Rotary Hill, weather permitting, and with social distancing practices required. Former Park Police Chief Carl Schnibben retired in April 2020.

Commander Schindlbeck comes to the Park District with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, most recently serving as Patrol Commander with the City of Naperville Police Department. He has served as Deputy Emergency Manager for the City of Naperville, and as a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force.  He has worked in partnership with Park Police for many years to manage security for large outdoor events such as Ribfest, and was recognized in 2017 by the Board of Commissioners with a resolution thanking him “for his outstanding contribution to the safety and success of Naperville’s largest outdoor public events.”

“I had the honor of serving with Commander Schindlbeck for 20 years at the Naperville Police Department. He is a man of integrity, honesty, and community partnership.  These are qualities we require in all our personnel so my decision to bring Commander Schindlbeck was an easy one. I look forward to working side by side with him again.”

“I’m looking forward to learning more about the role of the Park Police within both the City and County jurisdictions,” said Commander Schindlbeck.

Commander Schindlbeck has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Aurora University and is familiar with Naperville through his long career with the Naperville Police Department.  He appreciates parks and recreation, both for the community and personally. In his words, “I enjoy a good round of golf but even that takes a backseat to spending as much time as I can with my teenage daughters!”

 

 

 


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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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