Campton Hills names new deputy chief, adds 2 new officers

New cops bilingual in Greek, Polish, French,

Campton Hills Police Department hired two new part-time officers and promoted a sergeant to deputy chief. Officer Karolina Kulczyk (left), Deputy Chief Thomas Blincoe and Officer Stavroula Tsina, all took the oath of office at the March 5 Village Board meetint.

CAMPTON HILLS – The village of Campton Hills hired two new part-time police officers and celebrated the promotion of a third, officials announced in a news release.

Officers Karolina Kulczyk and Stavroula Tsina were sworn in at the March 5 Village Board meeting as part-time officers. Sgt. Thomas Blincoe was promoted to deputy chief and also took the oath of office.

Kulczyk and Tsina have previous law enforcement experience and both are bilingual.

Kulczyk speaks Polish and recently assisted a neighboring agency with translation during a domestic incident, according to the release. Tsina speaks Greek and is fluent in French, officials said. Tsina is a resident of Campton Hills.

The department has officers fluent in Spanish.

Blincoe has been a member of the Campton Hills police department since 2007 when the village first incorporated.

Police Chief James Levand promoted Blincoe from his previous position as sergeant, where he was responsible for administrative duties, patrol supervision and scheduling, according to the release.

The addition of two new female officers with previous law enforcement experience and bilingual skills will be an asset to the department and community. The Campton Hills Police Department will be a diverse agency that represents the citizens and visitors of the community, according to the release.