The move was announced in late June, just about a year and a half after Boehm was tabbed to lead the department, in a village news release:
The following is a press release from the Village of Woodridge:
Woodridge Chief of Police Ken Boehm has announced his retirement, effective August 31st. His unanticipated retirement is due to opportunities that will require him to move out of state.
“I have been afforded the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream,” he said, “leaving my colleagues in Woodridge will be difficult and I’m very thankful for the friends that I have made during my career with the Woodridge Police Department.”
Ken has spent his entire career in law enforcement, the last 25 of which have been spent with Woodridge. Ken was appointed as a patrol officer on the Woodridge Police Department in February 1988. He rose through the ranks to sergeant in June 1999 and was promoted to Deputy Chief in June 2005.
He has held a variety of specialized positions including Gang Officer, Detective, Field Training Officer, SWAT Officer, and served as Assistant SWAT Commander for the regional Felony Investigative Assistance Team. As a sergeant he supervised the patrol, tactical, detective, and field training units. He was named Chief of Police in February 2012.
“I sincerely want to thank all Village employees and the community of Woodridge for all of the support that has been extended to me during my career,” said Chief Boehm, “I am grateful and feel so very fortunate to have had such a memorable career with the Village.”