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CPD Announces Major Reorganization
In a press conference today, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced changes to the Department’s organization. The restructure includes reassignments as well as the elimination of several command positions. The changes are being made to streamline operations, provide greater authority and accountability, and bring enhanced services to Chicago’s residents.
The reorganization includes the elimination of both Assistant Superintendent positions, as well as three vacant command positions. Bureau Deputy Superintendents will also cease to exist. The responsibilities of this command level will be assumed by the rank of Chief. The new structure will consist of six Bureaus, each headed by a Bureau Chief. The Bureaus include: Patrol, Detectives, Organized Crime, Internal Affairs, Administrative Services, and Organizational Development.
“The Chicago Police Department has a great history and impressive reputation for being the leader on many fronts,” said Superintendent Garry F. Mccarthy. “It is my mission to build upon that success with the best possible leadership team and command structure, with every member of the Department working toward the same goal—unparalleled safety for Chicago’s residents and visitors,” he added.
The new organization includes the recent promotion of Alfonza Wysinger to the restored position of First Deputy Superintendent. The Bureau of Patrol, which is the largest Bureau in the Department, will expand with additional units going to the Special Functions Group. Chief Tina Skahill will be reassigned from the Office of Compliance to Special Functions, and Chief Eugene Williams will serve as the Executive Officer in the Bureau of Patrol. Chiefs Skahill and Williams bring immense experience and commitment to these critical positions.