Updated 03/17/16 – 10:20 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Board has revealed two outsiders and one top deputy at the Chicago Police Department as the three finalists for the next police superintendent.
At a special meeting downtown on Thursday Police Board President Lori Lightfoot announced the board was sending three finalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Eugene Williams, chief of the Bureau of Support Services at the Chicago Police Department; Cedric Alexander, public safety director of DeKalb County, Georgia; and Anne Kirkpatrick, retired police chief of Spokane, Washington.
Alexander, 61, has been DeKalb County Public Safety Director for three years. He has been in law enforcement for 39 years, and has a doctorate in clinical psychology. During his career, he has served as police chief in Rochester, New York; as federal security director at the Department of Homeland Security; as deputy commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services; and as a member of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Kirkpatrick, 56, retired as Spokane police chief two years ago after 16 years at the helm. After she retired, she began training law enforcement executives at the FBI’s leadership program. She has been in law enforcement for 33 years, starting as a patrol officer in Memphis, Tennessee. She has a master’s degree in counseling and a law degree.
Williams, 62, has been with the Chicago Police Department for 36 years, including the past 15 at the command level. Prior to running the Bureau of Support Services — the department’s administrative arm — he also served as chief of patrol, and was a finalist for the top job in 2011, but Emanuel went with Garry McCarthy instead.