Louis Rossi is an accomplished law enforcement officer with over 37 years of experience. His career began with the Village of Morton Grove Illinois Police Department. Mr. Rossi rose through the ranks of the department to become Deputy Chief. As Deputy Chief he was responsible for the department’s: Operations, Administrative, and Support Divisions, in addition to the department’s 911 dispatch unit. During his tenure, he initiated numerous community relations programs which enhanced a positive open relationship with the community. Mr. Rossi was also instrumental in transitioning the department’s 911 center to an offsite multi- jurisdictional 911 public safety answering point. In 2005 he retired from the Morton Grove Police Department and became a liaison with the Regional Information Sharing Systems Program. This nationwide program allowed federal, state, and local law enforcement officials the ability to share information and intelligence across state lines in an effort to combat criminal activity. In 2008 Mr. Rossi was appointed Chief of Police in Highwood and was tasked with improving police relations with the community. His implementation of numerous community programs enhanced and fostered an open relationship with the community. The Village of Kildeer hired Mr. Rossi in 2010 to lead their department. As Chief he assessed the department’s overall productivity. Chief Rossi implemented a performance management strategy, which led to improved police services and officer accountability. In October 2012 he was hired by the Nevada State Police/ Gaming Division. As a sworn Special Agent he was responsible to enforce all state laws and gaming regulations. In March of 2014 Mr. Rossi took command of the Gilberts Police Department. As Chief his initial project was to review, amend, and finalize the department’s General Orders and Standard Operating Procedures through the Lexipol system. He made officer training a top priority and accomplished this by securing additional funds in the budget on a yearly basis and maintaining membership with North East Multi-Regional Training Center. Chief Rossi retired from the Gilberts Police Department June 30, 2019.

Professional Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, Northeastern Illinois University

Training and Instruction

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Quantico, Virginia
  • Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers’ Course, University of Louisville
  • Incident Command / Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Anniston, Alabama
  • Certified law enforcement officer, State of Nevada

Memberships and Affiliations

  • FBI National Academy Alumni Association
  • Greater Cook County Captains Association / Past President
  • Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police / Life Member
  • International Association Chiefs of Police
  • Joint Terrorist Task Force Committee / Former Member
  • Kane County Chiefs of Police Association / Former Member
  • Kane County 911 Emergency Center / Former Board Member
  • Lake County Chiefs of Police Association / Former Member


  • Several professional recognitions in addition to the Cook County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Merit Award and the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Director’s

Local Government Professional Background:

An accomplished 37 year proactive law enforcement leader with diverse experience in executive and personnel management, human resources, employee relations, recruitment, training, policy development, and budgeting.

● Chief of Police, Village of Gilberts, IL
● Special Agent / Nevada State Police
● Chief of Police, Village of Kildeer, IL
● Chief of Police, City of Highwood, IL
● RISS / Liaison
● Deputy Chief of Police, Morton Grove, IL
● Adjunct Professor Criminal Justice Department, Harper College Palatine, IL