Douglas E. Giertz
Officer Giertz started his law enforcement career with the Addison Police Department in 2000, serving as a Patrolman in the Field Services Division. He served 8 years in the United States Army Reserve as a Sergeant, Combat Engineer and Squad Leader. Officer Giertz was then assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit.
Officer Giertz is a graduate from Benedictine University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has been trained as a Field Training Officer, Juvenile Officer, Gang Officer, a rifle operator and a taser operator. He is currently a D.A.R.E. instructor, GREAT instructor, and a CERT instructor and supervises the Police Explorers and Peer Jury. Officer Giertz is a member of the Bike Patrol Unit and the Police Honor Guard Unit.
Officer Giertz served as a supervisor at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy for a class of 19 police recruits and is a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team in Northern Illinois and a member of the Illinois Juvenile Officer Association.
During his career with the Addison Police Department, Officer Giertz has received numerous letters of commendation and awards from the Addison Merit Review Board. He also received the 2009 Juvenile Officer of the Year Award and the George Graves Award for Initiative, Character, Leadership and Commitment and has been in the 90th percentile on physical fitness tests since March 2000.