Lieutenant David Wolf

David Wolf has served with the Kane County Sheriff’s for 26 years and is currently the Commander of Public Safety. He started in the Patrol Division in 1997 and in 1999 he was selected to join the Kane County Sheriff’s SWAT Team. In 2002, He was made a Detective and assigned to the Investigations Division. Throughout his career he has served in investigations as Detective, Sergeant, & Lieutenant. In 2006, The Kane County Sheriff’s SWAT team merged with St. Charles Police SRT. Upon the merger of the two teams he was named as one of the team leaders of the newly formed Kane County SWAT. He served as Team leader until he was named SWAT commander in 2014 and is still serving in that roll. In 2008, he joined the ILEAS Region IV WMD Team and served until 2015 when he was removed from the team due to other department commitments. In 2020, he joined the Kane County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and later attended the FBI Hazardous Devices School. Commander Wolf is currently a certified bomb technician and received advanced certification as a Tactical Bomb Tech. Commander Wolf is a graduate of Western Illinois University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. He has also completed Northwestern University School of Staff and Command.


  • Kane County (IL) Delnor Hospital Standoff

    In May of 2017, a jail inmate was transported to Delnor Hospital after his third suicide attempt. While still in custody at the hospital, the inmate got into a physical altercation with a corrections officer. During the altercation the inmate overtook the officer and disarmed him.  While on the 3 rd floor, he took a […]