St. Louis Police Chief in the Running for Chicago Job

Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–The Chicago Tribune is reporting that St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom is on a list of candidates for Chicago superintendent of police.   

The paper says Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has been talking to his own candidates for the position, while he awaits the outcome of the formal search process.  

Earlier today, Isom gave KMOX no hint of his candidacy for the Chicago job,  when Isom was asked about his future plans with the department in light of the impending changeover from state control to local control. 

“The mayor (Slay) and I have a great relationship and we’ve worked very well together,” Isom said, “So, my long term plan is to be committed to the St. Louis Police Department and the city of St. Louis.   I find no indication that anything different is going to happen.”

Late this afternoon,  the Chief’s spokeswoman issued a statement on the situation: 

 “The Chief confirmed today that he was approached about the position in Chicago.  He said he has lived in the city of St. Louis his entire life and that he believes the city is committed to him, so his preference would be to stay in St. Louis.  However, he is willing to listen to the conversation about Chicago.”

 Copyright KMOX


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