Rosemont Public Safety Department Superintendent Donald E. Stephens III is on an indefinite leave of absence for “personal reasons,” village officials confirmed Friday.
Stephens III, the head of the village’s combined police and fire department and a 22-year veteran of the force, requested the leave, according to his uncle, Mayor Brad Stephens, who approved the request.
The mayor said the leave of absence, which went into effect Wednesday, isn’t related to any type of disciplinary issue.
Stephens III, who earns a base salary of $217,256, is being paid during the leave, which is classified as a medical leave, the mayor said.
In the past, village employees who have applied for and received such a leave are entitled to up to a year. It’s unclear when Stephens III would return to the job.
“I don’t know what’s going to be his situation,” Brad Stephens said. “He’s got some personal issue he