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37W755 Illinois Route 38
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
Patrick Gengler, Director of Administration
GenglerPatrick@co.kane.il.us630-208-2002 Office630-513-6984 Fax
Director Gengler has over nineteen year experience with the Kane County Sheriff's Office serving in a variety of positions, including working as part of various federal and state task forces focusing on street gang and drug crimes. During this time, he was instrumental in creating the Internal Affairs Unit and was appointed Public Information Officer in 2009.
Director Gengler earned a B.A. in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and has a Masters of Justice Administration from Norwich University. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command.
Director Gengler was promoted to Sergeant in 2003 and Lieutenant in 2006. In January 2015, he was appointed to the position of Director of Administration. As Director of Administration, he is responsible for the following areas of law enforcement within the Kane County Sheriff's Office.
Administration – Responsible for management, planning, and budgeting within the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, the Administration Division acts as the custodian of personnel records.
FOIA Officer – Serves as the Freedom of Information Act Officer (FOIA) for the Kane County Sheriff's Office.
Freedom of Information Act - FOIA
FOIA Request Form
Press Officer – Provides sensitive and time-critical information to the press, public, and staff on behalf of the Sheriff's Office. Develops strategic communications and establishes timelines for internal and external press releases for public relations material, activities, and special events. Acts as a spokesperson on behalf of the Sheriff's Office.
Records – Responsible for all of records management within the Sheriff's Office.
Training – Assists the Public Safety Division with new employee recruiting and background investigations.
Lt. Eric Fisher, Internal AffairsFisherEric@co.kane.il.us630-208-2043 Office
K-9 Unit Coordinator
Lieutenant Fisher has been a member of the Kane County Sheriff's Office since 1994. He was promoted to the position of Sergeant (2008) and Lieutenant (2014). Since 1994, he was held a number of positions crucial to the safety of our citizens including Field Training Supervisor, SWAT Team Operator, Special Operations Unit Detective, Canine Handler, General Assignment Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Special Operations Unit Sergeant, Civil Division Sergeant, and Patrol Division Commander.
Lietuenant Fisher is a graduate of Northwestern University Center of Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command Class.
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Internal Affairs – The primary responsibility of the Internal Affairs Division is to ensure the integrity of the Sheriff's Office. The Internal Affairs Division is responsible for receiving and investigating complaints made against employees of the Sheriff's Office. The Kane County Sheriff's Office is committed to the professional law enforcement services that we provide; and, all complaints shall be thoroughly investigated. Please contact Lt. Eric Fisher regarding the Internal Affairs Program.