Public Safety/Patrol Command Staff
Patrick Gengler, Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy 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.
Chief Deputy 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 was responsible for Administration, FOIA Officer, Press Officer, Records, Training and Internal Affairs. Gengler was appointed to Chief Deputy on April 10, 2018.
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.
Lieutenant Brian McCarty
- Commander Major Crimes Taskforce
- Investigations Team Leader
Lieutenant McCarty began his career with the Sheriff's Office in 1996. During his tenure with the Kane County Sheriff's Office he has had assignments as a Patrol Officer, Community Policing Officer, Field Training Officer, Warrants Division Detective, and Investigations.
Lieutenant McCarty was promoted to Sergeant in 2006, and was a Patrol Sergeant until assigned back into Investigations in 2011, as the supervising Sergeant. He was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2015, and oversees the Evidence Division, Special Investigations Unit, and the Criminal Investigations Division. Lieutenant McCarty has the additional duty of serving as the Commander of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force.
In 1989, Lieutenant McCarty graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.S. in
Law Enforcement Administration.
Lieutenant Kevin Williams
- Day Shift Patrol Section
- Community Policing Coordinator
- School Liaison Coordinator
After beginning his career with the Kane County Sheriff's Office in 1992,
Lieutenant Williams was promoted to Sergeant (1998) and Lieutenant (2004). During this time, he has managed Patrol, Investigations, and Community Policing.
Lieutenant Williams attended Waubonsee Community College, Blinn Community College in Texas, as well as studied Leadership and Police Management at Judson University. He is a 2005 graduate of the Northwestern University Police Staff and Command.
Lieutenant Michael Beatus
- Afternoon Shift Lieutenant
- Gang Intelligence Coordinator
- Field Training Coordinator
- New Recruit Coordinator
Lieutenant Beatus has been serving the Kane County Sheriff's Office since 1993. During this time, he was promoted to the position of Sergeant (2003) and Lieutenant (2011). He has served the Office in the following capacity, Negotiating Response Team, Field Training Officer, Narcotics, Detective, Community Policing Sergeant, Investigations Lieutenant, and Midnight Patrol Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Beatus has a B.S. in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois (1992), and is a Graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Public Safety and Command Class 2012.
Lieutenant Willie Mayes
- Midnight Shift Patrol Section
Lieutenant Mayes began his career with the Kane County Sheriff's Office in 1992. He was promoted to Sergeant (2003) and Lieutenant (2014).
Lieutenant Mayes graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice in 2002, and attended Joseph Business School (2007). In 2009,
Lieutenant Mayes graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Public Safety and Command Class.