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Micetich to be named Worth police chief

  • Written by Bob Rakow

The village stayed in house and selected Deputy Chief Mark Micetich to replace Martin Knolmayer, who retired in October after 28 years with the department.

Meanwhile, the board is also expected to name Charles Kulisek as deputy chief.

Trustee Warren Soldan, who chairs the board’s public safety committee, said trustees discussed both hiring from within the department or interviewing outside candidates.”

“The thinking of the board was, ‘do we go outside or stay in house and see if we have qualified people,” Soldan said.

The village never considered any specific outside candidates, he said.

Micetich is a 22-year veteran of the Worth police department.

He joined the department in 1992 and worked his way through the ranks beginning with a decade in the patrol division, according to the village website.

He was promoted to detective in March 2002 and assigned to both the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force and the South Suburban Major Case Unit.

He later was promoted to sergeant and reassigned to the patrol division where he supervised a shift.

In December 2006, Micetich was promoted to lieutenant and oversaw the patrol operations. He was appointed acting chief of operations in November 2010 and assisted with the reorganization of police department.

Micetich began his law enforcement career in 1988 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, and also worked for the Hometown Police Department.