Keith George, President
I was hired by the Bolingbrook Police Department in August of 1979, serving in patrol, traffic, and investigations. In 1995, I was promoted to Lieutenant, then to Commander. In 1998, I was transferred back to the Detective Division where I remain the Commander at this time. In 1984, I was approached by President Joseph Andalina to consider a position with the newly formed Metropolitan Alliance of Police. I welcomed the offer and opportunity to join a grassroots organization such as M.A.P. I have held the positions of Secretary, and currently hold the title of President. I currently do some of the recruiting for MAP, and head up its supervisory units. I have several chapters that I am responsible for remaining in contact with to insure they are properly served by MAP.
Richard Tracy, Vice President
I have been with the Metropolitan Alliance of Police in April 1996, serving on the Board of Directors. I have been on the Executive Board since 2001 as Secretary and now Vice President. My law enforcement experience began in 1976 when I started working as a cadet for the Harper College Public Safety Department. I became a dispatcher for the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and then the Hoffman Estates Police Department. In May of 1980, I was sworn in as a police officer in Mount Prospect. I served as the Mount Prospect’s union President or Vice President from 1989 until I retired from the department in 2008. .
Raymond Violetto, Treasurer
I started my career in Law Enforcement as a Public Safety Officer at Oak Forest Hospital and attended the Cook County Sheriff Police Academy to become a certified police officer. Prior to my employment with Oak Forest I served four year in the United States Air Force . Currently I am employed with the Tinley Park Police department and assigned to the Investigation Unit since 1999. I started with the Metropolitian Alliance of Police in 1998 and was a Director of the Board which I represented numerous police officers in the south suburbs. Recently I was elected to the Executive Board of the Union as the Treasurer and also continue my duties of Chapter representative. I am lucky to be able to serve the community in which I work and also represent fellow Officers in the Law Enforcememt community which I have chosen my career.
John Ward, Secretary
Out of high school I began working construction, belonging in building trades unions. I started at Lisle P.D.in 1997 and was a union board member for a majority of my time there. I was hired at Bolingbrook PD in 2001. I spent a majority of my time there on the union board including the past several years as president but had to take a disability pension. I believe strongly in unions and understand their importance. Having been in various police unions, I have come to be a strong supporter of the ideals and principles MAP was founded on. As a member of the MAP Board of Directors, I look forward to sharing my passion and experiences with other MAP members.
John Holiday, Board of Directors
I began my law enforcement career in 1995 as an auxiliary officer for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s department. In 1999 I was hired as a full time corrections officer for the county. I transferred to the patrol division and recently retired from the Investigations Division. Prior to becoming a deputy sheriff I worked for the laborers and electricians unions. There, I learned the importance and value of quality union representation. I served as the DeKalb County MAP chapter president and have seen firsthand how MAP can help to improve and protect the jobs of law enforcement officers.
Mark Wolenberg, Board of Directors
I began my law enforcement career in 1994 with the Du Page County Sheriff's Office. I have always been in the Patrol Division. I became involved with MAP in 1998 when we were trying to organize the office. After a long uphill battle, we were successful and our first contract was finally in place in 2011. I became President of MAP Chapter 126 in 2012, and still presently hold that position. I was voted in to be a member of the Board of Directors with MAP in 2016. I am excited to be a part of the MAP organization, and I look forward to MAP continuing to be a leader in representing public service agencies in the Chicagoland area.
Michael Martin, Board of Directors
I started my law enforcement career in the United States Air Force and continued with the Buffalo Grove Police Department for the past 19 years. I began with the Union by leading the organization effort in Buffalo Grove. I was appointed as a steward and eventually elected as Chapter President. I believe strongly in union representation, along with the benefits and protections it provides to the members. I consider it an honor to represent the members and look forward to being a part of the team.