My Christian faith is what defines me as a husband and father. My relationship with Jesus Christ directs my purpose in life. I am dedicated to love and cherish my wife, teaching my children to exalt God and love others.
I believe that families are the building blocks of society. Where there is weak leadership in the family, it results in a weak society.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Dino Heckermann is a Chicago native; his law enforcement career began in 1989 with the Streamwood Police Department as a police cadet, sworn in as a police officer in 1991, proudly served as a police patrol Sergeant, retired in 2018.
In 1995, two senior police officers introduced Dino to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Dino is an active member and President of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers (www.fcpo.org ) Elgin Chapter, Knights of the Cross.
With the support of his family, he attended both Judson University, earning a managerial leadership Bachelor of Science degree, and National Louis University, earning a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership.
Dino is an ordained minister, with a heart to share the Gospel with police officers. He advocates for police officers’ emotional well-being; he provides chaplain support, crisis counseling, and critical incident management.
Dino is happily married to his wife of noble character for the past 27 years; together they have three daughters. Bob’s son is married to Dino’s oldest daughter and is a proud grandpa.
Both Dino and Michele serve as marriage mentors with other police officers, helping them navigate Biblically in avoiding the stress-related pitfalls; overcoming the demands and challenges of the law enforcement profession.