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Warrensville Heights Chief of Police Retires After 31+ Years of Service

The City of Warrensville Heights announces the retirement of Police Chief William Jelenic with over 31 years of service on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Police Chief Jelenic began his career as a patrol officer in April 1983. He was quickly promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August 1986. In August of 2002, Chief Jelenic was promoted to Lieutenant and later reassigned to the department’s detective bureau as a Lieutenant in September 2005. In 2009, Chief Jelenic was named interim Chief, and later promoted to the rank of Chief in August 2010.

Chief Jelenic has been a fundamental component in ushering in safety and nuisance eradicating legislation in Warrenville Heights. Additionally, he supported the efforts of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department Impact Unit, South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Greater Cleveland Safe Kids Coalition, and the Critical Incident Stress Management program.

During his tenure, Chief Jelenic trained and sworn in several Warrensville Heights Senior Police Academy classes and educated dozens of residents to assist in the City’s emergency preparedness plan, while generously serving the community at the City’s monthly Food Panty distribution.

Chief Jelenic proudly celebrates his retirement with his wife Barbara, son Billy, daughter Katie and his mother, as well as Mayor Bradley Sellers, City Council, Warrensville Heights Police Department, staff and administration.