St. Charles names new chief of police
St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith has named Police Chief Randall D. McKinley of Bloomington, Ill., as the next chief of police for the city of St. Charles. The City Council confirmed the mayor’s appointment on Dec. 11. McKinley will start work on Jan. 21.
“We initiated a nationwide search for the person who will serve in this important position for the city,” Faith said. “Randy quickly rose to the top of the list based on his years of experience, coupled with his dedication to the field of law enforcement and his ability to think strategically. His leadership is what we need here in St. Charles, and we look forward to having him on board in the not-too-distant future.”
McKinley, who lives in the Bloomington/Normal area, has served more than 28 years with the Bloomington Police Department, where he is approaching the four-year mark in the capacity of police chief after having been named interim chief of police in January 2009.
McKinley is a member of Law Enforcement Development Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Law Enforcement Planners, International Association of Identification and the Illinois Association of Crisis Negotiators. He also serves as commander of Crisis Response Negotiators and commander of the Office of Professional Standards.
Michael Spurgeon, director of administration, said the selection committee reviewed a number of well-qualified candidates for the position before making the decision to bring McKinley’s name forward for confirmation.
“St. Charles has an outstanding police department with an excellent reputation of protecting and serving the people who live, work, and visit our community,” Spurgeon said. “We are looking forward to Randy joining our city and leadership team. I’d also like to take the opportunity, on behalf of Mayor Faith, City Council and the entire Police Department, to recognize Larry Stulce for his service as interim chief of police. We were very fortunate to have Larry with us and appreciate his efforts and dedication to duty during his term.”