John Nebl


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John Nebl is a police sergeant with over 27-years experience as a suburban Chicago police officer. He currently is assigned as the Community Relations Sergeant and serves as his agencies Public Information Officer dealing with the Chicago media.

His work has been recognized with awards on the local, county, state, and national level. Most recently Mr. Nebl became the first person in the State of Illinois to receive the prestigious certification as a National Crime Prevention Expert (Advanced) from the National Crime Prevention Association.

Mr. Nebl has been a trainer and speaker for the past 26-years. Initially his focus was on law enforcement matters instructing use of force, defense tactics, and firearms. In 1999 be brought the Crime Free Multi-Housing program to his community and was subsequently asked to be a National Trainer for the program. Since then he as trained thousands of rental property managers around the country in strategies aimed to reduce and prevent criminal activity.

In 2001 Mr. Nebl was given the opportunity to become certified as a Verbal Defense & Influence instructor.

Over the last 11 years Mr. Nebl has trained thousands of law enforcement officers in how to use words effectively to deal with difficult persons and how to communicate while under stress. He has trained over 1,000 recruit officers in the Cook County Department of Corrections Academy. Most recently Mr. Nebl was invited to join the Vistelar Group as a speaker, trainer, and consultant for Verbal Defense and Influence

Mr. Nebl has been extensively interviewed, quoted, and featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles regarding the Crime Free Multi-Housing program and the topic of Crime Prevention. Mr. Nebl has also appeared on television and radio newscasts and interview / talk show programs.

He has served as a presenter or keynote speaker for the Municipal Clerks of Illinois spring seminar, Illinois Association of Code Enforcement quarterly training seminar, Schaumburg Park District managers and administrators annual training, Northwest Police Academy (suburban Chicago command officers), Illinois Crime Prevention Association annual conference, and several International Crime Free Association annual conferences.

Mr. Nebl was an honorable mention recipient as a runner-up for the 2003 Police Officer of the Year from the International Association of Chief of Police and Parade Magazine. He was the 2004 Illinois VFW Law Enforcement Officer of the year and received the Cook County Sheriff Law Enforcement Award of Merit in 2000.  Mr. Nebl has received nine Honorable Mentions and one Chief’s Award of Merit.

Mr. Nebl lives in the Chicago area with his wife of 27-years and their two German Short-hair Pointers. The Nebl’s have three adult children that reside in Washington, DC, Ohio, and suburban Chicago. Mr. Nebl is an amateur (ham) radio operator having spoken to other “ham’s” in 75 countries around the world as well as at the South Pole and on-board the International Space Station. He is also an avid amateur astronomer.