Please join us in welcoming our newest officer, Ryder Kern, who took his oath of office last night, administered by Mayor Mark Gaffino. There to congratulate him were Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Chief Joe DeLeo, several officers & supervisors, and his family and friends.
Officer Kern was born and raised in Sandwich, Illinois, attended Sandwich High School, and graduated from Waubonsee Community College, earning an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.
He started his career in law enforcement as a Dispatcher for the Sandwich Police Department for two years and then served as an officer at the Montgomery Police Department for 16 years prior to joining the North Aurora Police Department. During his time in Montgomery, he was nominated for county Officer of the Year three times, once in Kendall County and back to back years in Kane County.
Officer Kern said, “I am excited to join the North Aurora Police Department to start a new chapter in my life in law enforcement and I am looking forward to serving the people of North Aurora.”
Kern has begun orientation training where he is learning our streets and will receive defensive tactics, firearms, and policy training this week. Next week he enters our Field Training program, at the conclusion of which he will be released for solo patrol.
Welcome to North Aurora, Officer Ryder Kern!