Aledo Police Chief Christopher Sullivan: One month on the job

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Aledo Police Chief Christopher Sullivan as he was sworn in Oct. 2 by City Clerk Jarod Dale.

Aledo Police Chief Christopher Sullivan was sworn in Oct. 2 and had his first day on the job Oct. 5. After just over a month on the job, Sullivan seems pleased with how things are going.

The new chief is no novice. He served a police chief in Alton for eight years and came here after a stint as chief in Grafton, Ill. In a Nov. 3 interview, he pointed out that every department is a bit different. There are new people to meet, a different paperwork flow to adjust to, different personalities, new procedures.

Sullivan has met with all of his officers, many of them individually. He said the six full-time officers and himself will mean the department is fully staffed once two new officers complete their training.

"They've both done an excellent job," he said. "They're coming along well."

Sullivan believes the two new officers will be available for solo patrol next month.

The chief said Aledo has been more than he expected.

"I've been very pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of businesses, restaurants that you have," Sullivan said. "For a town of this size, it's very surprising."

Read the entire story in the Nov. 11 edition of the Times Record.