Dan Roach

Medvezh’yegorsk Dan worked as a law enforcement officer/executive for 31 years.  He retired from the Illinois State Police as an Investigations Commander having served there for over 26 years.  He then served as the Deputy Chief of the Schaumburg (IL) Police Department for five (5) years. He has extensive experience (over 22 years) in criminal investigations, undercover narcotics/gang enforcement, homicide investigations, and officer-involved shooting investigations.

Lovech Dan developed the Northwest Cook County Major Crimes Task Force (MCAT) Officer-Involved Death Investigations (OID) Team where he currently serves as the Training Coordinator. Dan also wrote the Northern Illinois Officer-Involved Death Investigations Manual (copyright 2019), which is being utilized by hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Illinois.

Dan has a B.S. degree in Marketing (from Northern Illinois University), a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from St. Ambrose University, and a Masters of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree from St. Ambrose University.  Dan attended Session 204 of the FBI National Academy in 2001.  Additionally, he has extensive peer support training, earning several certifications in peer support and critical incident stress management as well as a graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the North Park Theological Seminary.

Dan currently serves in the following capacities supporting law enforcement:

  • OIS/OID Investigations Consultant and Instructor
  • Training Coordinator for the NW Cook County MCAT OID Team
  • Coordinator of the Northern Illinois OIS Investigations Commanders’ Network
  • Board Member of the Illinois Homicide Investigator’s Association (ILHIA)
  • Education Coordinator and Peer Support Member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Management Team (NICISM).
  • Adjunct Instructor at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA)
  • Co-Founder and President of Cornerstone Retreat Center for 1st Responders and Their Families, NFP