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City of Carbondale Names Reno Police Chief

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is pleased to announce that Interim Police Chief Stan Reno has been chosen as the permanent Police Chief for the City of Carbondale. 

Chief Reno was born and raised in Carbondale, graduated from Carbondale Community High School and SIU, and has spent nearly 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. 

Members of the community helped make this decision. In January 2021, a 7-person selection committee was formed, made up of a diverse group of community leaders, to help guide the Chief of Police selection process. In February, the City of Carbondale’s Human Resources office and the Committee initiated a nationwide search and advertised with several national recruitment sites. The interview process also included input from residents via a community survey. The Selection Committee reviewed resumes and selected and interviewed four (4) candidates. Following those interviews, the Selection Committee recommended two (2) finalists who were interviewed last week. 

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. We look forward to supporting Reno’s leadership and the continued growth of the Carbondale Police Department.