Lake County Undersheriff Raymond J. Rose has announced his retirement, effective April 30, ending a law enforcement career spanning half a century.
“I express my appreciation to Sheriff Curran and the Lake County Board for their faith and support during my tenure with the sheriff’s office,” he said.
Undersheriff Rose put us on track to be the best sheriff’s office in the nation, as he provided transformational change by improving the efficiency and professionalism of the office.” – Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran
Rose, 70, was appointed undersheriff to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 after serving as chief of police of Mundelein for 21 years. He began his career as a Franklin Park police officer in 1967. In 1968 he joined the Elk Grove Village Police Department where he rose through the ranks and became the deputy chief of police. He was hired in 1992 as chief of police in Mundelein.
Sheriff Curran lauded Rose for his loyalty and commitment to the office and his service to Lake County people.
“Undersheriff Rose put us on track to be the best sheriff’s office in the nation, as he provided transformational change by improving the efficiency and professionalism of the office,” said Curran.
“I am so happy Undersheriff Rose will finally have some well-deserved time to spend with his family,” he added.
Curran pointed out that Rose brought many important and significant programs to his office including Crisis Intervention Team training, addressing the mental health crisis and the Naloxone program that has saved many lives of people struck by drug overdose.
Rose and his wife Joanne live in Mundelein.