That's Deputy Chief Johnson now

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

Someone should take a broom to the Oak Park police station to help sweep up the shards of the glass ceiling veteran policewoman Shatonya Johnson just broke. Johnson was promoted to deputy chief Oct. 23, making her the first woman in the history of the department to achieve that rank.

Johnson joined the Oak Park police force in 2000 as a patrol officer. Prior to her appointment as deputy chief, Johnson served as commander of the investigation division 

internal affairs. Throughout her time in Oak Park, Johnson has also served as sergeant, detective, juvenile specialist, neighborhood resources officer and patrol officer.

As deputy chief, Johnson is filling the vacancy created by the retirement of former deputy chief Frank Limon. She is joined in the role by Deputy Chief Joseph Moran, who was promoted to the rank in 2019. 

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Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: October 28th, 2020 11:05 AM

It would be awesome if Chief Johnson could explain the vital role of police in Oak Park to Trustee Walker. A two person conversation where one person actually knows what she is talking about, and the other is a Trustee.

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