Police Board Opens Nation-Wide Search for Chicago Police Superintendent

November 21, 2019

Application Available; Community Listening Sessions Scheduled

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman announced today that the application for the position of Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department is now available on the Police Board’s website at ChicagoPoliceBoard.org. 

“The application will allow the Board to identify the best possible candidates. We are going beyond résumés by requiring each applicant to discuss in detail their experience in leading proactive crime-reduction initiatives, significant advances in training and accountability, and proven strategies for increasing trust between police officers and the communities they serve,” said President Foreman.

An essential part of the search process will be a series of listening sessions the Board will hold across the City.  “As we prepare to reach out to potential applicants, review applications, and interview top candidates, we want to hear directly from Chicagoans their views on the qualifications and experience we should be looking for in the next Superintendent,” said President Foreman.  

Schedule of Upcoming Listening Sessions

  • Monday, December 9, Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th Street
  • Wednesday, December 11, Muslim Community Center, 4380 North Elston Avenue
  • Thursday, December 12, JLM Community Center, 2622 West Jackson Boulevard
  • All sessions will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm.

As required by city ordinance, when there is a vacancy in the Superintendent’s position, the Police Board is responsible for nominating three candidates for consideration by the Mayor.

Prospective candidates will have until Monday, January 13, to apply for the position. Following a thorough review of all applications, the Board will conduct in-depth interviews of the best-qualified candidates. The Board will then nominate three finalists for the position to the Mayor. The names of the three nominees that the Board submits to the Mayor will be made public.

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