Superintendent Search

Update on April 2, 2020: Mayor Lightfoot Appoints David Brown as Superintendent of Police

  • Resume and video David Brown submitted as part of his application to the Police Board


Police Board's Role

When there is a vacancy in the position of Superintendent of Police, the Police Board is responsible for nominating three candidates for consideration by the Mayor.


News Releases

April 1, 2020: Police Board Announces Three Candidates for Police Superintendent

January 17, 2020: Update on the Superintendent Search

January 13, 2020: Police Board Begins Review of Applicants for Chicago Police Superintendent

November 21, 2019: Police Board Opens Nation-Wide Search for Chicago Police Superintendent

November 8, 2019: Police Board to Begin Search for New Chicago Police Superintendent


Community Engagement

The Police Board conducted three community listening sessions to hear directly from Chicagoans their views on the qualifications and experience they want to see in Chicago's next Superintendent: 

  • 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

In addition to the community listening sessions, individual Police Board members met with many local organizations to listen to the organizations' views on the qualifications and experience they want to see in Chicago's next Superintendent.



Application for the Position of Superintendent of Police  (The application period closed on January 13.)


Information on the Chicago Police Department


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