ROBERT PORTER - Chief of Police
Chief Porter joined the Huntley Police Department in 2015 after a 28 1/2-year career with the Downers Grove Police Department, where he served as Chief for 15 years. Chief Porter holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy, and is a Certified Police Chief through the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. An active member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, he has served as a Past President. Chief Porter is married with two adult sons.
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LINDA HOOTEN - Deputy Chief Patrol Services Bureau
Deputy Chief Linda Hooten has been employed with the Huntley Police Department since December 2001. She received her academy training through the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. After two years as a patrol officer, Deputy Chief Hooten transferred into the School Resource Officer position at the Huntley High School for four years. She was promoted to Sergeant in July 2008. Deputy Chief Hooten graduated from Western Illinois University with a double Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and Psychology and a minor in Public Communications and Human Relations in May 2001. She continued her education and received a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University in May 2008. During her employment with the Huntley Police Department, Deputy Chief Hooten has been certified as a juvenile officer, D.A.R.E. school resource, forensic interviewer, bicycle officer, evidence technician, and gang enforcement officer. Additional areas of training include domestic violence, autism awareness, interviewing and interrogation, police suicide awareness and background investigations. Deputy Chief Hooten has previously served as the Investigations Sergeant, where she helped develop and implement county-wide protocols for domestic violence and sexual assault investigations as well as the L.E.A.D. the Way program. While serving as a Patrol Sergeant, she oversaw the department's Field Training Program, Bicycle Officer Program, and was a member of the Department’s Strategic Planning Committee.
In July 2021, she was promoted to Deputy Chief and is currently assigned to the Huntley Police Department's Patrol Services Bureau, which oversees the daily operations of the uniformed patrol division. Additionally, Deputy Chief Hooten is an active member on the Family Violence Coordinating Council in McHenry County.
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AMY WILLIAMS - Deputy Chief Support Services Bureau
Deputy Chief Amy Williams has been with the Huntley Police Department since July 1999. She attended the Illinois State Police Training Academy and was promoted to Sergeant in January 2007. Deputy Chief Williams has an Associates in Arts from McHenry County College and Bachelors of Arts with a Major in Sociology / Criminology with a Minor in Political Science from Northern Illinois University. She earned her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Police Executive Administration and a Masters in Arts in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University. She is also a graduate of Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command SPSC #425, where she was elected a class officer. Deputy Chief Williams is a certified Juvenile, D.A.R.E., School Resource Officer, Elderly Service Officer and Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor. Other specialized training / certification includes Crime & Loss Prevention Practice, Crime Prevention Technology & Programming, Gang Enforcement, Interviewing and Interrogation, BASSET, Breath-Alcohol Testing, Designer Drug Awareness, Identity Theft and Domestic Violence. Deputy Chief Williams is also very active in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. She was the recipient of the 2021 Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Flame of Hope Award for her exceptional commitment to the Law Enforcement Torch Run and for the Special Olympic athletes and their families.
Deputy Chief Williams was promoted to Deputy Chief in November 2021 and is currently assigned to the department’s Support Services Bureau, which oversees the Office of Professional Standards, department training, the Criminal Investigations Division, Records Division, emergency management, the department’s accreditation (CALEA), jail operations, building maintenance, police vehicle fleet, and the department’s recruitment program, public information dissemination, and police community programs.
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