In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Update on April 2, 2020: Mayor Lightfoot Appoints David Brown as Superintendent of Police
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.
January 17, 2020: Update on the Superintendent Search
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
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:
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