Patrick W. Carey brings over 37 years of public sector management and consulting experience to GovHR USA, and is now working on a range of projects for public sector and not-for-profit agencies.
Mr. Carey began a law enforcement career with the Glenview, IL Police Department in 1976, and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Chief of Police in 1987. In 1996 he was chosen to become the Chief of Police for Libertyville, IL, and served in that position until retiring in 2010. Mr. Carey joined the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) in 2010 as the Regional Emergency Planning Coordinator for the 110 law enforcement agencies in the Illinois counties of Lake, McHenry and northern Cook. He was promoted to Chief of Staff during his work with ILEAS.
During his career, Mr. Carey served on the executive committees and boards of several intergovernmental agencies and associations, including as President of the Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory, Lake County Chiefs of Police Association, and as Treasurer for the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS), Secretary for Region 4 of ILEAS, and on the Board of Directors for both the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group and Central Lake County Law Enforcement Communications Consortium. He also served on the Illinois Chiefs Association committee to form ILEAS, the statewide law enforcement mutual aid consortium beginning in 2002, which now includes more than 900 governmental agencies within Illinois as members, and is a continuing effort that remains unique within the United States.
Mr. Carey's experience includes extensive work on policy and procedure analysis, including original development of practices to meet new requirements, and for modernizing existing practices to improve risk management aspects, to meet budgetary constraints, and to improve operational efficiency. Those efforts included development of a sustainable police operational analysis to meet the requirements of national accreditation and re-accreditation, development of internal affairs processes, fine tuning recruitment and promotional systems, analysis of comparables for negotiation of labor agreements and compensation analysis studies. Mr. Carey also led the successful development of an employment system for ILEAS, where 75 independent contractors were converted to employees, including preparation of job descriptions, determination of FLSA status, employment conditions, pay and salary scales, payroll practices and employment rules and regulations. He has participated during the selection processes of a variety of governmental positions and promotions, with experience assessing thousands of resumes and job applications, and has served extensively as an interviewer. Mr. Carey has also worked at several locations across the United States as a consultant for a large medical supply company, providing training on early recognition and intervention for workplace violence situations, facility security risk reduction methods, and development of policies for employee access systems.
Mr. Carey has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, majoring in Organizational Behavior, and a Master of Science from National Louis University (formerly National College of Education), in Management & Development of Human Resources. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Police Administration Training Program.