Patrol Sergeants

Geographic Based Policing

The Huntley Police Department is structured to deliver police services through the practice of geographic policing. The Village has been divided into four Areas (see descriptions below). An Area Sergeant is assigned to each section and that sergeant is responsible for the community needs in that specific area. The sergeant will track activity, analyze crime trends, monitor traffic issues, identify and respond to neighborhood problems and serve as a conduit between the community and the police department. If you have any needs related to the police department, please contact the appropriate Area Sergeant.

KEVIN KEANE - Area #1 Sergeant

Sgt Keane
Sergeant Keane has been employed with the Huntley Police Department since 2001. He received his academy training through the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.  In 2010, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Benedictine University.  During his employment with the Huntley Police Department, Sgt. Keane has worked as a patrol officer, evidence technician, field training officer, officer in charge, and was assigned to investigations as a detective for the 9 years prior to his promotion. While in Investigations, he was assigned to the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT), the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART), and is a state certified Traffic Crash Reconstructionist. Sergeant Keane served as the patrol officer’s union president from 2005-2016 and was previously nominated for Kane County Officer of the Year.  He also teaches law enforcement throughout the country as a national instructor in open source investigations.



Contact Sergeant Kevin Keane

kkeane@huntley.il.us
847-515-5308

Police Department Area 1 Assignment
Village Limits on the South and West -Kreutzer Road on the North - Route 47 to the East
(Includes all of Del Webb and Huntley High School)

 
JOSEPH WILLARD - Area #2 Sergeant

Sgt WillardSergeant Willard has been employed with the Huntley Police Department since June of 2001. Sergeant Willard graduated from Northeast Multi-Regional Training in 2000 and worked for the Veterans Park District Police Department and the Tower Lakes Police Department. He served the Village of Huntley as a Patrol Officer for 5 years then was assigned as a Detective in the Investigations Division for 9 years. During his time in the Investigations Division, Sergeant Willard was a member of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force. Sergeant Willard is also a member of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART). In 2010 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Benedictine University. Sergeant Willard enjoys spending time with his family and friends, is a little league coach and an automotive enthusiast.

Contact Sergeant Joseph Willard
jwillard@huntley.il.us
847-515-5307

Police Department Area 2 Assignment
Main Street on the North - Kreutzer Road on the South East of Route 47 - South to the Village Limits
(Heritage – Cider Grove – Wing Pointe – Lion’s Chase)

 
Charles McGrath - Area #3 Sergeant

McGrath

Sergeant McGrath has been employed with the Huntley Police Department since March of 2009. He received his academy training at the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. After 5 years as a patrol officer, he was assigned as a detective to the Criminal Investigations Division where he served for 5 years before he was promoted.  While in Investigations, Sergeant McGrath was a member of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force. Sergeant McGrath is a certified firearms instructor and is currently assigned as the Range Master overseeing all firearms training for the department.  Sergeant McGrath is a certified evidence technician and is a member of the Department’s Strategic Planning Committee.  Prior to joining the Huntley Police Department, Sergeant McGrath earned the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Eagle Scout Award and later enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  In the Marines, he was deployed in 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Contact Sergeant Charles McGrath
cmcgrath@huntley.il.us
847-515-5379

Police Department Area 3 Assignment
Main Street on the South - Reed Road on the North - Village Limits on the East and West
(Georgian Place – Huntley Meadows – Northbridge)

 
Dave Sander - Area #4 Sergeant

Officer SanderSergeant Sander has been employed with the Huntley Police Department since February 2007. He received his police academy training through the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.  Sgt. Sander attended McHenry County College and College of Lake County, where he earned an Associate Degree in Engineering Science. After being hired by the Huntley Police Department, Sgt. Sander went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College and later an additional Associate in Science degree in Intelligence Operations through Cochise College in Arizona.  Sgt. Sander has served as a juvenile officer, field training officer, evidence technician, officer in charge and a temporary assignment as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division . Additional areas of training include interviewing and interrogations, undercover narcotics investigations, and lead homicide investigator.  From February 2018 through June 2021, Sgt. Sander was assigned as an Inspector for the Illinois State Police, North Central Narcotics Task Force. His duties included undercover narcotics operations, drug-induced homicide investigations, handling confidential informants, serving search warrants and various other narcotics and weapons related investigations.  Sgt. Sander also serves as a sergeant in the US Army Reserve as a Human Intelligence Collector. He is currently assigned to the 3300th Strategic Intelligence Group out of Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

Contact Sergeant Dave Sander
dsander@huntley.il.us
847-515-5419

Police Department Area 4 Assignment 
Reed Road on the South - Village Limits on the North, East and West
(Talamore – Covington Lakes – Southwind)


Village of Huntley Area Map

Police Beat Map R-21