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Plainfield Police Station displays 3-panel paintings by D. 202 art teacher

Lindsey Brown’s artwork replaces a mural by PHSCC Dean Tod Schnowske

Plainfield High School-Central Campus art teacher Lindsey Brown's three-panel mural incorporates the history of the Plainfield Police Department. Brown used historical photos of the village's first police officers and old department uniform patches in her design.

The recent installation of a police-themed mural at the Plainfield Police Department illustrates the ongoing relationship between the department and Plainfield School District 202.

Plainfield High School-Central Campus art teacher Lindsey Brown created the artwork, which hangs in the Branch Court lobby of the police department, according to a news release from District 202.

A 96-square-foot mural by PHSCC Dean Tod Schnowske previously hung in that space, according to the release.

Plainfield High School-Central Campus art teacher Lindsey Brown stands below her artwork in the Plainfield Police Department's Branch Court lobby. Brown designed and painted the three-panel mural at the department's request.

Plainfield Police Sgt. Colin Mulacek, who oversees the School Resource and DARE officers in District 202, said in the release that Police Chief John Konopek wanted artwork that represented the history of the police department.

So Mulacek approached Brown and provided historical photos of the village’s first police officers and department uniform patches, which she incorporated into her design, according to the release.

Plainfield Police Sgt. Colin Mulacek (left) and Plainfield High School-Central Campus art teacher Lindsey Brown pose with Brown's artwork in the police department's Branch Court lobby. Brown designed and painted the three-panel mural at the department's request.

Brown, who has taught in District 202 for 13 years, also has created artwork for the PHSCC school staff lounge and baseball dugout.