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North Hudson Police Chiefs current and past include, from left, Brian Aichele, Rich Jansen and Mark Richert. The late Chief Jansen served the village for 32 years. Aichele took over when he retired and Richert, the current chief, followed Aichele. The photo was taken in October 2005. Photo by Meg Heaton

Park to honor former police chief

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A new park in the Ridges development of North Hudson will be named in honor of late NHPD Chief Rich Jansen after some details are smoothed out.


Park board committee chair Colleen O'Brien-Berglund said Tuesday the original proposal designated the area Chief Rich Jansen Memorial Park. However, board members devoted considerable discussion time to shortening the name to Chief Jansen Memorial Park, leaving out the Richard.

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