CHICAGO – Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman was among the three finalists named for the Chicago police superintendent job. It was announced on Wednesday afternoon by the Chicago Police Board at a special public meeting via audio conference call.
Chicago Police Board president Ghian Foreman said that the board was seeking someone who could build strong community relations and reduce crime and violence in Chicago.
Ziman was among 25 candidates that the board was considering, and she was one of only four female candidates. She is one of three nominees, who will be submitted to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for a final selection.
The other two nominees include former Dallas police chief David Brown and current Chicago Police Deputy Chief of Patrol Ernest Cato III.
According to the City of Aurora’s web site, Ziman has been part of the Aurora police force since 1994 and has been Police Chief since 2016. She was promoted to lieutenant in 2008 and to commander in 2010.