St. Louis police chief Isom in running for Chicago job

Apr 20, 2011

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom has confirmed that he is being considered for a job as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

Isom confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today that his name has been recommended to incoming Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.

When asked whether he would take the job if offered, Isom said he would "listen to the conversation," but that he preferred to stay in St. Louis.  

Isom took over as chief of the department in 2008 after former-Chief Joe Mokwa resigned following a series of department scandals.