Chief of Corrections Ryan Sciame (left) and Undersheriff John Bucci (right) were sworn in to their new positions with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. | Provided Photo

The former Algonquin police chief has been sworn in as the McHenry County undersheriff alongside a new chief of corrections at the sheriff’s office, officials announced.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced the hiring of Undersheriff John Bucci and Chief of Corrections Ryan Sciame.

Bucci and Sciame were sworn in on Tuesday by McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman.

Family, friends, coworkers and McHenry County law enforcement partners attended the ceremony.

“McHenry County is lucky to have these two law enforcement professionals join the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office,” Tadelman said.

“With their combined experiences and knowledge, I am confident that McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will continue to head in a positive direction,” Tadelman added.

Bucci recently left his position as police chief of the Algonquin Police Department. He comes to the sheriff’s office with 25 years of experience in law enforcement.

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Bucci first worked as a dispatcher before being hired by the Algonquin Police Department in 1997.

He retired in December 2022 after eight years as chief. Bucci served in numerous positions, from patrolman to detective, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Sciame is a former commander with the McHenry Police Department and comes to the sheriff’s office with 24 years of experience as a police officer.

He started his career at the McHenry Police Department, which he left last month to join the sheriff’s office.

Sciame’s experiences lie within many aspects of law enforcement and he is a graduate of Northwestern School of Staff and Command, according to the sheriff’s office.