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Patrick celebrates a total of 40 years in Law Enforcement this year. He served with the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department for over 31 years, until his retirement in 2008. During his career with the Sheriff's Police he served in Field Positions as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Supervisor, Field Lieutenant, Watch Commander and as an Area Commander. His experience as a member of the Staff of the Training Division includes positions as the Recruit Training Coordinator, Self-Defense Coordinator, Range-Master, Training Academy Supervisor, Training Academy Commander. He also served as a S.W.A.T. Team Sniper, Hostage Negotiator and also as the Gang Crimes Narcotics Supervisor.

Patrick has also served on numerous committees for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, to include the Use of Force Advisory Panel, The Pursuit Driving Committee, The Vehicle Stops Standardization Committee and the Long Range Planning Committee.

Shortly after retiring from a long career with the Sheriff's Police, he was hired as the Director of Training for the Cicero Police Department. He has served in this capacity for over 8 years. Among other duties he has served as the 1st Deputy Superintendent of Police and as the Range-master for the Agency.

Patrick has trained over 6,000 Recruits and over 11,000 In-Service personnel nation-wide. He has served on numerous Committees for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. He has served as an expert witness in many Use of Force, Firearms and S.W.A.T. cases.