AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — There is a new chief running the second-largest police department in Illinois.
Deputy Chief Keith Cross will be taking over as the police chief in Aurora once the city council there approves his appointment.READ MORE: Woman Pistol-Whipped On CTA Blue Line Train In Bucktown
Cross is an Aurora native, and has been with the Aurora Police Department for 27 years. As he prepares to take the helm, Cross said community partnerships will be key to continuing the downward trend in crime rates in Aurora.READ MORE: Woman Injured In Crash On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Good Samaritans Help Her Escape Burning Car
“You know, the police can’t solve crimes without the help of the community, so I think that’s where bridging that gap with the community, and continuing to build trust, is only going to help us make the city safer,” Cross said.Board President Toni Preckwinkle Marks 11,000 COVID Death In Cook County
Ziman was a finalist last year to take over as Chicago Police superintendent. The job ended up going to Supt. David Brown.