Lt. Eric Westrom was raised on the far east side of Aurora and graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School. He earned his Associates Degree from Waubonsee Community College in 1994. Eric began his career in law enforcement as an Aurora Police Cadet in 1992 and was appointed as an Aurora Police Officer in 1994. During his career, Eric has worked in Patrol, Field Training Program, Evidence, and Investigations.
Eric was promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and Lieutenant in 2020. He currently serves on the Employee Review Board, Training Committee, and is a member of the Kane County Major Crimes Officer Involved Death Team.
As Lieutenant of the Investigations Division, Eric oversees General Assignment Investigations, Domestic Violence Reduction Unit, School Resource Officers, Evidence Unit and the Deadly Force Investigation Team.