BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - Belvidere Police Chief Jan Noble is retiring after serving the people of Belvidere for 23 years.
Noble began his career in 1974 as a deputy with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department during which time he also worked as an officer for the Village of Poplar Grove.
Noble went on to work with the Cherry Valley Police Department in 1976. He climbed the ranks to become chief, a position he kept until 1995 when he began working with the Belvidere Police Department as chief.
The Belvidere Police Department says Noble is the longest-serving police chief in Illinois with 38 years of continuous service.
Starting on March 1, Noble will take on new duties with the State of Illinois.