CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has a new top cop.
The City announced Wednesday that Interim Police Chief Stan Reno was chosen as the permanent Police Chief for Carbondale.
Born and raised in Carbondale and a graduate of Carbondale Community High School and SIU, Reno has spent about 24 years with the department. He has led the street crimes unit, investigations, and has been Deputy Chief of Operations since 2013, where he’s run the department’s day-to-day operations.
“Since being appointed Interim Chief last October, Chief Reno has shown outstanding leadership and initiative to move the department into the future by implementing new programs that have allowed the department to be more accessible and accountable to the community,” the city stated in a release.