CROWN POINT | Police Sgt. Jack Allendorf resigned from the city force effective Monday to take the post of deputy director of Lake County's consolidated E-911 communications service.
Allendorf's resignation was formally accepted Wednesday by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.
A 25-year veteran of the Crown Point police department, Allendorf had been serving for more than a year on the Lake County Public Safety Communications Committee, which is drawing up specifications of the communications hardware and computer record system E-911 will use once online.
The Lake County commissioners hired him Jan. 15 as deputy director of the consolidated E-911 communications service at a salary of $75,000.
He will assist Lake County in merging its 17 existing municipal and county police and E-911 systems into a single countywide network.
Mayor David Uran, a former police officer, said Wednesday he'd worked with Allendorf when both were on the city force.
"He's an asset to the community," Uran said. "It's difficult to lose him, but he's going to a position that uses his expertise and talents."
Allendorf said in a resignation letter to Police Chief Pete Land he would "do all that is is within my power to provide the best possible level of service to our employees and citizens of Crown Point as well as all of Lake County."
City officials will turn to an existing police hiring list to seek a replacement, Land said.