Pete Dal Pra was born and raised in Winnebago County attending Rockford Public Schools, Boylan High School, Rock Valley College and Rockford College. He was hired by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department in 1996 as a Corrections Officer. Dal Pra was promoted to Deputy Sheriff in 1997, Detective in 2003, Sergeant in 2016, Lieutenant in 2017, and Deputy Chief in 2020. Dal Pra is currently the commander of Investigations which includes the Detective Bureau, Narcotics, Evidence, and Crime Scene Investigators. Dal Pra also oversees Court House Security. Dal Pra most recently attended Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.