Fire and Police Commission Announce Finalists
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Today, the Fire and Police Commission announced the finalists for the Chief of the Rockford Fire Department and Chief of the Rockford Police Department positions.
Police Chief Finalists:
- Larry Lapp – Retired Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigations – Chicago Office
- Jonathan Lewin – Senior Public Safety Advisory, First Responder Network Authority
- Carla Redd – Assistant Deputy Chief, Rockford Police Department
- Kurt Whisenand – Deputy Chief, Rockford Police Department
Fire Chief Finalists:
- Trent Brass – Captain, Rockford Fire Department
- Kyle Hill – Captain, Rockford Fire Department
- Matthew Knott – Division Chief of Administration and Fire Prevention, Rockford Fire Department
- Michele Pankow – Division Chief of Operations, Rockford Fire Department
The public can hear from the finalists at upcoming Virtual Question and Answer Forums.
Police Finalists – Wednesday, July 28, at 5 p.m.
Fire Finalists – Wednesday, August 4, at 5 p.m.
Questions are being collected by IOS Industrial/Organizational Solutions – the consulting firm hired to help the Fire and Police Commission in the recruitment and evaluation of candidates. The public can submit questions until midnight tonight to the following email addresses:
Police Chief: RockfordPD@iosolutions.com
Fire Chief: RockfordFD@iosolutions.com
There will also be in-person Meet and Greet sessions with the finalists the week of August 9.
Dates and times will be announced soon.
- All parties involved are innocent, until proven guilty in a court of law.
- We can only provide information that IS provided to us.
- As you know, the local police encrypted and are not transparent.
- Some information may not be accurate. If there are any errors please let us know so we can try to possibly correct the errors.
- Several people have asked questions, and we have tried to answer as many as possible on our FAQ page.
- You can follow us on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook.