Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists lists its “top cops” & departments

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists has released its list of the “top cops” in Illinois DUI enforcement.  Please note that several past honorees are no longer on the list because of their removal from active duty pending investigation, indictment or forced retirement.

Rank
Title
Top Cops
Department
DUI Arrests
1 Investigator Rosemary Mathews Rockford 181
2 Officer Timothy Walter Chicago Unit 019 174
3 Officer Mariellen Balcar Chicago Unit 010 157
4 Investigator Paul Gallagher Rockford 153
5 Investigator Vernon Sims Rockford 148
6 Officer Matthew Tegtmeier Chicago Unit 010 143
7 Officer Michael Brown Springfield 141
8 Deputy Steve Kirsch Will County 132
9 Officer Steve Hagemeyer Decatur 128
10 Trooper Marvin Wagle ISP District 7 127
11 Officer Ryan Maddox Springfield 126
12 Officer Scott William Gable Rock Island 117
13 Deputy Jessie Owens Macon County 116
14 Officer Larry Brooks Decatur 110
14 Officer Tony Wasco Cook County 110
15 Officer William Pelarenos Cook County 109
16 Officer Anthony Ikis River Grove 107
17 Officer Matthew McCollum Elmhurst 106
17 Officer Elliot Tupayachi Chicago Unit 019 106
18 Officer Phillip Travis Chicago Unit 016 105
19 Trooper Anthony Kink ISP District 9 102
20 Trooper Jason Czub ISP District 15 99

In addition, the AAIM listed their top police departmentsNot included on the list are the Illinois State Police, who made 9,719 DUI arrests in 2011, and Chicago, which had 3,037.

Rank
Municipality
2011 DUI Arrests
% Change
from 2010 to 2011
2010 DUI Arrests
1 Rockford 686 -5.6% 727
2 Naperville 622 -7.3% 671
3 Springfield 553 17.2% 472
4 Rock Island 465 38.0% 337
5 Decatur 448 -9.7% 496
6 Elmhurst 367 15.4% 318
7 Elgin 352 -14.1% 410
8 Carol Stream 349 -3.3% 361
9 Peoria 306 -9.2% 337
10 Normal 296 12.5% 263
11 Aurora 290 -2.0% 296
12 Alton 281 -4.4% 294
13 Chicago Heights 265 -8.0% 288
14 Itasca 264 45.1% 182
14 Waukegan 264 -32.3% 390
15 Orland Park 263 13.9% 231
16 Schaumburg 250 -1.2% 253
17 Oak Lawn 245 40.0% 175
18 Downers Grove 236 28.3% 184
19 Evanston 225 3.2% 218
20 Mundelein 223 -1.3% 226
21 Addison 221 0.9% 219
22 Skokie 220 -11.3% 248
23 Palatine 214 -16.4% 256
24 Gurnee 211 -11.7% 239
25 Fairview Heights 203 141.7% 84

I should point out that the total number of DUI arrests continue to shrink.  The Illinois State Police were down 9.5% and Chicago 17.8% from the previous year.  I discussed this in one of my first blog posts, which can be found here.

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