Mark Cagle, a 14-year veteran of the Flossmoor Police Department, has been promoted to the position of patrol sergeant. Cagle was sworn into his new position at a ceremony during the Aug. 17 Flossmoor Village Board meeting.
Police Chief Tod Kamleiter told the board that Cagle’s promotion, which was effective on May 1, came following an extensive process that included a written examination, assessment center, supervisory review, and an oral interview conducted by the village’s Fire and Police Commission.
“Mark finished first in every category,” Kamleiter said. “His scores throughout the process earned him the number one position on the promotional list.”
Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun administered the oath of office to Cagle. Family members and fellow police officers were on hand for the ceremony.
The vacant sergeant’s position was created by a series of other promotions on the police department in the last year. Kamleiter, the former deputy chief, was appointed chief last October. Two sergeants – Clint Wagner and Keith Taylor – were respectively named deputy chief and commander in December.
As a sergeant, Kamleiter said, Cagle will carry out regular patrol functions but also make patrol assignments, supervise the officers on shift, review and approve reports and conduct performance evaluations.
Cagle was first assigned as a shift leader in 2010. He is a range officer and a use of force instructor. He also holds several other instructional certificates.
Kamleiter said Cagle has received several departmental commendations, most notably for his apprehension of a suspect in a Country Club Hills bank robbery in June 2009.
Cagle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Benedictine University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Governors State University. He came to the Flossmoor department in 2006 after previously working in the private sector.
Kamleiter said 10 officers were eligible to take part in the promotional process for sergeant on the Flossmoor department. Seven candidates completed each phase of the process.
The Flossmoor Police Department has 21 sworn positions. Three of those officers are sergeants.