City of Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell announces the retirement of Assistant Police Chief Lisa Snow, effective October 16, 2017, closing a 27 year career serving the citizens of Peoria.
Assistant Chief Lisa Snow began her career with the Peoria Police Department in 1990 at the age of 22. She has served in numerous units including Patrol, PHA Walking Beat, Criminal Investigations, Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team, Field Training Officer, (FTO) Sergeant, Support Services Captain and has held the rank of Assistant Chief since January 10, 2016.
Assistant Chief Snow earned her Associates Degree from Illinois Central College, Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Bradley University, and her Doctorate Degree from the University of Illinois.
From 1992-2001, Assistant Chief Snow was a Juvenile Detective where she earned the distinction of child abuse investigation expert in a court of law.
In 2001, Assistant Chief Snow was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and worked in Patrol Operations, POP Sergeant and later became the FTO Sergeant. In 2004, Assistant Chief Snow was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and returned to the Shift Commander position in Patrol with collateral duties of FTO LT. As a Lieutenant, Assistant Chief Snow graduated from the Northwestern School of Staff and Command. In 2005, she was appointed to Captain, where she worked as Patrol Captain and Captain of Support Services. As a Captain, Lisa Snow graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. In 2016, Lisa Snow was appointed Assistant Chief of Police, overseeing many of the day-to-day operations for the entire department.
Assistant Chief Snow earned two Distinguished Service Awards, a Letter of Declaration from Lt Governor Pat Quinn, the Franklin M Kreml Leadership Award from Northwestern University, the Prescott Bloom Leadership Award and the WEEK 25 Women in in Leadership Award.
In an announcement to command staff on Monday, Assistant Chief Snow stated, “I am sad to leave the home I have called my own in the Peoria Police Department for the last 27 years. I will always cherish serving along side my brothers and sisters in blue. It has been an honor to serve the great citizens of Peoria as a police officer. While I look forward to the next chapter, I will hold the past 27
years near and dear to my heart.”
Assistant Chief Snow has accepted the position of Special Assistant to the Chief to assist in the transition of the leadership phase and to complete ongoing projects until March 2018.
Assistant Chief Snow looks forward to spending more time with family, especially her husband, retired PPD Lt Ken Snow, and her son, Grant.