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City Council hears from Commission on hiring of new Police Chief

City Council hears from Commission on hiring of new Police Chief

3 weeks, 2 days ago by Scott Hardy

Council approves appointment of Maggie Hoyt as Township Supervisor

The Quincy City Council has heard from the city's Fire and Police Commission on the naming of a new Chief of Police. Scott Hardy has more.

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Commission Chair Barry Cheyne, speaking Monday night to the Council, gave them more details about former Chicago Police Department officer Johnathan Lewin's first few months on the job as Chief of Police, and what he'll have to do.

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After the meeting, Cheyne said that Lewin was their top candidate, and said he's excited to get started.

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Lewin was chosen earlier Monday to be Chief Rob Copley’s successor over QPD Deputy Chief of Operations Shannon Pilkington and Deputy Chief of Administrative Services Adam Yates. Copley’s retirement from the QPD after 42 years, including 18 years as chief, is effective Friday. Yates will serve as Interim Chief until Lewin's sworn in, which is expected to be in June. The Council voted to approve the appointment of Maggie Hoyt as Quincy Township Supervisor. She's taking over for Cindy Brink, who announced her retirement, effective at the end of last week.

Monday night's Council meeting was the first for new Sixth Ward Alderman Patty Maples. She was sworn in earlier in the day Monday.

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