Police Department Structure

Chief of Police: Lane D. Niemann
Serving since 1984 (lniemann@northriverside- il.org)

Deputy Chief: Deborah Garcia
Serving since 1989 (dgarcia@northriverside-il.org)

Commander: Christian Ehrenberg
Serving since 1996 (cgehrenberg@northriverside-il.org)


Detective Sergeant

Carlos Garcia (cgarcia@northriverside-il.org)


Sergeants in Patrol

James Chiappetta (jchiappetta@northriverside-il.org)
Michael Champion (mchampion@northriverside-il.org)
Dion Bobo (dbobo@northriverside-il.org)
David Kopka (dkopka@northriverside-il.org)
Christopher Boenzi (cboenzi@northriverside-il.org)
Frank Schmalz (fschmalz@northriverside-il.org)


Patrol Officers

Cathy Novotny (cnovotny@northriverside-il.org)
Michael Eck (meck@northriverside-il.org)
Raul Pelayo (rpelayo@northriverside-il.org)
Maegan Ehrenberg (mehrenberg@northriverside-il.org)
Christopher Devine (cdevine@northriverside-il.org)
Thomas Bueneman (tbueneman@northriverside-il.org)
William Cinkay (wcinkay@northriverside-il.org)
Terri McCarthy (tmccarthy@northriverside-il.org)
Kyle Pinelli (kpinelli@northriverside-il.org)
Daniel Gaede (dgaede@northriverside-il.org)
Oscar Velazquez (ovelazquez@northriverside-il.org)
Scott Vuolo (svuolo@northriverside-il.org)
Jon Walley (jwalley@northriverside-il.org)
Theodore Roberson (troberson@northriverside-il.org)
Ryan Biel (rbiel@northriverside-il.org)
Alexander Weitzel (aweitzel@northriverside-il.org)
Joseph Coia (jcoia@northriverside-il.org)


Police Service Aide

Police Service Aides are non-sworn personnel and are assigned to assist sworn officers of the Department by performing traffic control at special events, enforcing rules and regulations in municipal building and parks, and other support services.


Administrative Assistant

Bonnie Krochmal



6 Telecommunications
7 Part-time employees


All our employees are committed to provide professional, effective, and courteous police service. Through integrity, professional and community partnership, we will show the selfless courage to act for others in the face of danger.