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Parrott to be named Lincolnwood police chief

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Evanston Deputy Police Chief Jay Parrott is expected to be named police chief of Lincolnwood by the village board there at a meeting tonight.

In a memo to village trustees, the village manager says Parrott was the unanimous choice of a team that interviewed seven candidates from a field of 91 applicants for the job.

The Village Board also interviewed Parrott in closed session on March 20 and endorsed his appointment.

Parrott has been with the Evanston Police Department for 26 years and previously spent two years with the Naperville Police Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree from Loyola University.

In Evanston, Parrott was recently involved in implementation of the department’s body-worn camera program and he previously served as the department’s public information officer.

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