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Chicago Police Chief Applicants Must Write Essays On Police Accountability

By Mae Rice in News on Dec 11, 2015 2:47PM

The Chicago Police Board has posted the application for the city’s open Superintendent of Police position, vacated when Garry McCarthy resigned earlier this month amidst outrage over the video of Laquan McDonald’s fatal shooting.

To apply, candidates must submit CVs, letters of reference, and all the usual job-related materials—plus three-page, double-spaced essays on eight different questions.

The most interesting essay queston concerns accountability, the word Rahm Emanuel might be saying more than even his own name right now:


Another question focuses on integrity, which also tops the list of desired superintendent traits:


During the hiring process, the Chicago Police Board will solicit public feedback through a series of community meetings, beginning in 2016. Ultimately, the board will nominate three candidates, as per city ordinance; the mayor will then appoint one of them.