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New Police Chief Sworn in

Des Plaines aldermen tell new chief, “good luck.”

New Police Chief Sworn in

Des Plaines has a new chief of police. Mayor Martin Moylan swore in William Kushner, former Lakemoor police chief, at the city council meeting on Tuesday.

“I think it’s a very important time in the city that we bring in a person not only with his character, but his experience,” Mayor Moylan said.

Kushner, a 35-year law enforcement veteran, follows Police Chief James Prandini, who retired at the end of 2011. Acting Police Chief Mike Kozak has served as interim chief since then.

Earlier:

Mayor Moylan asked Kushner to stand next to him, raise his right hand, and repeat the following:

“I, William Kushner, having been appointed to the office of chief of , in the county of Cook, do solemnly swear or affirm, that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and I will faithfully discharge the duties of chief of police to the best of my ability.”

in a Q&A with Patch in August.

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