Lt. Cyndy Velazquez has been a police officer in the Village of Lombard, IL for over 25 years. Cyndy trained at the Chicago Basic Police Academy in 1990 becoming the first female recipient of the Outstanding Recruit Award. Working her way through the ranks, Cyndy served as a patrol officer, detective and patrol sergeant before being promoted to lieutenant. Cyndy is a team leader for the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force and is currently the Commander of the Investigations Unit for the Lombard Police Department.
Lt. Velazquez has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Administration. Cyndy attended the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command. She is a defensive tactics instructor and physical fitness instructor at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy where she was named Instructor of the Year in 2013. Cyndy has also taught Rape Prevention.
Lt. Velazquez served in the United States Army and was granted the Outstanding Squad Leader Award.