Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Is change on the horizon for St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom? A source tells KMOX that Isom is voluntarily considering a move into teaching at the university level.

Asked about his possible retirement after today’s police board meeting, Isom was artfully vague and stopped short of denying the report.

“I’m going to continue to work hard every day until I walk out of here,” Isom said, “Who knows what our future is, so I’m working hard to make sure that we do what we need to do to address crime in the city of St. Louis and serve the citizens of St. Louis.”

When asked why he won’t come out and say the report is false, Isom repeated his open-ended response.

“Well, as I said, nobody knows what their future is around here, but my focus is making sure I’m addressing issues within the city of St. Louis, Isom said.”

A member of the police board, Mayor Slay, said he was unaware of the report Isom may be leaving, and noted that the chief still has his full confidence for the job he’s doing.

Isom’s contract with the department runs through next year. Earlier he had been on a list of candidates for a possible job with the Chicago police force.

Copyright KMOX


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