Reid Foltyniewicz, or just “Reid” for those who struggle to pronounce his last name, is a lifelong Lombardian who has dedicated his life to serving his community. He’s a 16-year veteran of the Oak Brook Police Department who proudly served as a Lombard Village Trustee for 8 years.
Reid’s life has been guided by a desire to serve the public. He graduated from the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy in Glen Ellyn in 2006. After serving as a patrol officer in Oakbrook Terrace, he transferred to the Village of Oak Brook in 2007, earning a promotion to the Investigation Division as a detective in 2014. He earned another promotion in 2018, this time to Patrol Sergeant, and again in 2020, the department promoted him to Administrative Sergeant. Most recently, he was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2022, his current role.
He works to preserve and protect the lives, property, and constitutional guarantees of all people. Reid has served the public in various capacities and acquired a wide range of experience while a member of the department. This includes serving as a Lead Homicide Investigator, Terrorism Liaison Officer to the FBI, firearms instructor, force options instructor, Accreditation Manager, and Citizen’s Police Academy instructor, as well as being a member of the Honor Guard. His service has earned him the Meritorious Service Medal Award and Exceptional Duty Award from the village.
Reid’s passion for public safety extends to membership in several law enforcement organizations, such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Illinois Tactical Officers Association. He also gives back to his hometown, participating in numerous civic and local organizations and events, such as the Lombard Kiwanis Club, the Lombard Historical Society, and the Maple Street Preservation Society. He earned community recognition in 2017 as the John Egan Award winner for Distinguished Service and in 2018 as a Lombard Man of the Year Nominee.
His desire to protect and serve his community led Reid to run for Lombard Village Trustee for District 3 in 2013, defeating an incumbent, then winning reelection in 2017. During his tenure, Reid chaired the Finance & Administration Committee and the Public Safety & Transportation Committee.
Reid’s passion and enthusiasm for Lombard stem from his appreciation for the community that helped make him the man he is today. He attended Manor Hill Elementary before graduating from Wheaton Warrenville South High School. After attending Drake University and graduating from Benedictine University, he was proud to return home to start his family.
Reid’s connections to his hometown have grown even stronger throughout that time. He’s been an active member of the First Church of Lombard since 1989, and that’s where he met his wife, Rachel, a fellow lifelong Lombardian who teaches preschool at St. John’s Lutheran in downtown Lombard. They married in 2007 and have two wonderful boys: Reid Finley (11) and Ryder (9). The boys also attend Manor Hill Elementary and are active in school, sports, and community events.