News

Winslow Tapped As Permanent Springfield Police Chief

Winslow Tapped As Permanent Springfield Police Chief

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Springfield’s interim police chief will likely become permanent in a couple of weeks.

Kenny Winslow has been tapped to take the job permanently after taking over on an interim basis in July.

“If it wasn’t for the support of the mayor and the city council, the men and women of the Springfield Police Department, I wouldn’t be here today,” Winslow told reporters after Tuesday’s city council meeting. “I’m looking forward to it, it’s exciting. It’s challenging. We’re not a perfect department, but obviously we’re striving to be the best in the state. That’s my goal for the department, we want to be the best department possible.”

Winslow says he has plans for the department but is holding off on specifics for now. He’ll face the city council’s committee of the whole next week before facing final confirmation in two weeks.

Winslow was given the interim role after former Chief Robert Williams stepped down amidst allegations surrounding the police document shredding scandal.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment, Sports

Was ‘Concussion’ altered to avoid angering the NFL?

Fresh
10-overlay1

Hacked Sony emails appear to show that the m arketing plans for the movie were positioned to focus on the story of a whistle-blower, rather than a condemnation of the sport.

in Music

Keith Richards is ready to record

Fresh
keithrichards

The legendary guitarist is trying to get his bandmates on board as soon as possible.

in Music

Sammy Hagar is releasing a cookbook

sammyhagar

The rocker calls his book "a manual for my personal lifestyle."