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.
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 police in the City of Des Plaines, 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.”
Kushner shared more about his background and plans for his new role in a Q&A with Patch in August.