ROCKTON—After 27 years, Rockton Police Chief Stephen Dickson, is retiring in June.

“I began my law enforcement career in Loves Park, as a police officer in 1981,” said Dickson, whose retirement will be effective June 3. “Prior to that and while still in high school I earned my EMT-A rating and finished basic training for the North Park Fire Department where I served as a volunteer for five years.”