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Retired Village of Hinsdale Police Chief Receives Law Enforcement Award from Illinois State Bar Association

Christopher Bonjean

Morgan Yingst
For Immediate Release: 
July 22, 2016

ISBA President-elect Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (right) presents a 2016 ISBA Law Enforcement Award to reitred Hinsdale Police Chief Bradley Bloom on July 22 at the Village Hall of Hinsdale.Former Police Chief Bradley Bloom, of the Village of Hinsdale, received a 2016 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on Friday, July 22 during a ceremony at the Hinsdale Village Hall.

The ISBA’s Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize sworn law enforcement officers for conduct that promotes justice and to distinguish those individuals whose service to the public brings honor and respect to the entire criminal justice system. It recognizes those who excel in law enforcement.

Bloom was acknowledged for upholding high ethical standards, bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to pursue a common goal, and his strong work ethic.  During his time as Chief of Police, Bloom improved the resident satisfaction rate, increased officer training hours, and implemented new programs that have focused on creating partnerships and improving community relationships. Bloom served as the Chief of Police for the Village of Hinsdale for the last 13 years and currently serves as the Village’s Director of Public Safety.

One program that Bloom helped implement was to allow police officers to carry the heroin antidote Narcan. This program involved training over 2,000 police officers in DuPage County and those officers have saved over 180 lives administering the antidote to heroin overdose victims.

Bloom was nominated by the Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, a Cook County Circuit Judge in the Bridgeview Courthouse. Hartigan had the privilege of working for the Village on assigned legal cases and worked closely with then Chief Bloom.

“Brad Bloom has had a distinguished police career,” Judge Hartigan said. “The ISBA is proud to recognize him for his service to the community.”

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