Oswego’s newest police officer already familiar with the community

The Oswego Police Department’s newest officer, Joe Cisneros, is already very familiar with the community.

Cisneros grew up in the Kendall County area and currently resides in Montgomery.

He graduated from Aurora Central Catholic High School and went on to Illinois State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in general economics and business management.

After college, Cisneros attended the Police Training Institute and served in the Illinois Army National Guard from 2012-2019.

Cinseros was sworn in as a village police officer Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, by Village President Troy Parlier alongside Police Chief Jeff Burgner and Ron Elvin, a village police commission member.

Cisneros was accompanied by his wife Amy, who is expecting their first child this summer.

Also coming to witness the ceremony was an entourage of Cisneros’ new colleagues in uniform. Burgner noted they would be joining him on midnight shifts once he gets through the training.

Cisneros transferred from the Algonquin Police Department through a lateral transfer program. The program brings on officers with two or more years of experience and gets them trained and on the street much faster, as they can skip the 14 weeks of police academy training.

Burgner said it was great for the department to be gaining an experienced officer, as the department has had three retirements in the past week.