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The Board of Directors consists of sixteen Directors, including at least six law enforcement officers from units of local government, at least one mayor or president of a unit of local government, at least one county board chairman, and at least one elected financial officer from a unit of local government. These Board members are all employed by member units of local government. Elections to the Board are held at NEMRTs Annual Meeting, held each March.

Powers and Duties

  • Incorporate as a general not-for-profit corporation or other appropriate structure under Illinois law

  • Adopt By-laws and Operating Procedures

  • Designate a Financial Officer who is an elected local government officer

  • Employ a coordinator and approve the employment of such other full or part-time staff as may be required

  • Develop and approve the total budget for the Mobile Team annually

  • Determine equitable formulae for providing the local share of cost of the Mobile Team, and assure receipt of such funds from participating units of local government

  • Oversee the development of training programs, the delivery of training, and the proper expenditure of funds

  • Carry out such other actions or activities appropriate to the operation of the Mobile Team, including but not limited to, contracting for services and supplies, purchasing furniture, fixtures, equipment, and supplies

  • Exercise all other powers and duties as are reasonable to fulfill its functions in furtherance of the purposes of this Act.


According to the Corporate By-laws, the affairs of NEMRT, Inc. are managed by its sixteen­ member Advisory Board of Directors. Generally, the Board members will make policies, direct the staff to implement those policies, and monitor the implementation and outcome of the policies, adjusting them as necessary. Specifically, the key responsibilities of Board members are:

  • Meet the needs of the NEMRT membership

  • Set policies that guide the organization

  • Write, maintain, and update a strategic plan that outlines the long-range goals for NEMRT’s growth

  • Ensure that NEMRT has adequate finances and that membership fees and state funds are being spent responsibly

Chief Clint Herdegen
Department of Police Village of Libertyville
200 W. Cook Avenue          
Libertyville, IL 60048
847 /918-2036

First Vice President
Chief Frank Kaminski
Park Ridge Police Department
200 S Vine Ave,
Park Ridge IL 60068 -6000

Second Vice President
Chief Joel Brumlik
Winthrop Harbor Police Department
830 Sheridan Road
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois  60096

Chief Elvia Williams
Richton Park Police Department
4455 W. Sauk Trail
Richton Park, IL 60471

Mr. David J. Rickert, CPA
Kane County Treasurer
719 South Batavia Avenue, Bldg. A
Geneva, IL  60134

Immediate Past President
Chief Dwight A. Baird
Office of the Sheriff, Kendall County
1102 Cornell Lane
Yorkville, IL 60560

Chief Steven R. Casstevens
Buffalo Grove Police Department
46 Raupp Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Sheriff Thomas Dart
Cook County Sheriff's Department
ATTN:  Tracey Steele
50 West Washington, Suite 704
Chicago, Illinois  60602

Chief Emad Eassa
Elgin Comm. College Police Department
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123

Chief James Lamkin
St. Charles Police Department
2 East State Avenue 
St. Charles, Illinois 60174

Chief John Krull
Olympia Fields Police Department
20040 Governor's Highway  
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461

Mr. Chris Lauzen, Chairman
Kane County Board
Kane County Government Center
719 Batavia Avenue, Building A
Geneva, Illinois  60134

Mr. Brent Fischer, Executive Director
4500 South Sixth Street Road
Springfield, IL 62763

Mr. Chuck Hervas, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Hervas, Condon and Bersani, PC
333 Pierce Rd. Suite 195
Itasca, IL  60143-4109
630/773-4774, ext 116

Director Tom Reasoner,
North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
355 Smoke Tree Business Park
North Aurora, Illinois  60542