Lieutenant Jeff Wiencek attended North Central College in Naperville, IL, obtaining a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Business Administration, while NCC Track and Field Team captain.
In 1994, he joined the Aurora Police Department and was lucky enough to be named the 1994 Officer of the Year. After two more years, he joined the Special Response Team (SRT/SWAT) for the next 14 years concurrently, eventually serving as a team leader.
In 1997, he joined the Special Operations Group (SOG), serving as a juvenile youth officer and as a departmental gang expert for both the state and federal cases. He was named 2003 Employee of the Year with his partner, Officer Jim Zegar. He continued to work in SOG until being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2006. He served as a patrol sergeant on second and third shift until transferring to Investigative Division and the Investigative Deadly Force Team.
In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and oversaw the department’s Investigative Division. In 2017, he returned to the Patrol Division where he currently serves as the Daywatch Commander, overseeing patrol activity for all areas of the city from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In 2017, Lt. Wiencek graduated from the Harvard Kelly Executive Education course. Lt. Wiencek previously served on the Employee Review Board, and currently serves on the Commendation Committee. Lt Wiencek also serves as the APD Whole Community Director of the Naper/Aurora Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Grant Committee.
As Daywatch Commander, he also serves as oversight for the Sex Offender Registry (SOR) program, APD’s CITE program (Crisis Intervention Team-Enhanced), the Traffic Division, as well as the APD Active Assailant Training (ALICE) Program. Lt. Wiencek credits his career to working with some of the greatest officers imaginable.