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Chicago Police Superintendent Nominee, Larry Snelling, Clears First Confirmation Hurdle

Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

Snelling provides Mayor Johnson's progressive administration’s strongest support for police to date

Larry Snelling, Mayor Brandon Johnson's nominee for Chicago's next Police Superintendent, sailed through his first confirmation hearing with ease, garnering unanimous support from the council's Police and Fire Committee.

Snelling, currently serving as the Chief of Counterterrorism for the Chicago Police Department, brings experience to the job. He has served in various capacities within the department over the years including being a longtime instructor at the police training academy, where he has played a vital role in shaping the careers of many officers.

Mayor Brandon Johnson's said that his choice of Snelling for the top cop reflects his commitment to continuity and focus on effective leadership within the police force. Snelling's extensive background in counterterrorism and his dedication to training and development align with the city's goals of enhancing community safety and building a responsive police force.

The selection process for the Police Superintendent involved a thorough evaluation of candidates, considering their experience, leadership qualities, and their vision for the future of the Chicago Police Department. Snelling's nomination resonated with city officials, leading to a swift and unanimous recommendation from the Police and Fire Committee.

While the initial confirmation hearing went smoothly, Snelling's journey to the position is not complete yet. His nomination will be put to a vote by the full city council on Wednesday, where his qualifications and vision for the role will face further scrutiny.

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