Carl Dobbs Memorial Scholarship 

A scholarship has been created in the memory of Carl Dobbs, who passed away in December 2008. Carl was the Chief of Police of Wheaton, Illinois, the Interim Police Chief of Northlake, Bensenville, Roselle, Forest Park and Berwyn, and Past President of the Illinois Assn. of Chiefs of Police. The scholarship is being made available through the generosity of Carl Dobb’s family and friends, as well as Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.  The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition  for a full-time, active police officer of the rank of Sergeant or above to attend one of the 10-week offerings of the School of Police Staff and Command of Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.  

The Carl Dobbs Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the enhancement of the law enforcement profession within the State of Illinois by providing management training to interested and qualified police departments and their personnel. 

Below is a list of recipients since the inception of the scholarship.  

2010 Sergeant Charles Kohlberg Edwardsville Police Department
2011 No recipient  
2012 Sergeant Shawn Mazza Batavia Police Department
2013 Sergeant Robert Birdsall Oak Brook Police Department
2014 Sergeant Jeffrey Parsons Woodstock Police Department
2015 Sergeant Craig Woodruff DeKalb Police Department
2016 Sergeant Eric Blowers Batavia Police Department
2017 Sergeant James Nettnin Batavia Police Department
2018 Detective Kelly Ducak McHenry Police Department
2019 Captain Kirk Brueggeman O'Fallon Police Department
2020 Sergeant Matthew White Batavia Police Department