Springfield has a new police chief this morning.
Mayor Mike Houston has named Kenny Winslow to serve as the city’s top cop on an interim basis, following the retirement of Robert Williams.
Winslow is an 18-year veteran of the department who has served in many different roles, most recently as Commander of Field Operations.
Winslow was promoted over three higher-ranking Deputy Chiefs to take over the department.
Houston says Winslow is liked and respected throughout the department.
The mayor also says Winslow had no advance knowledge of the file shredding scandal that helped speed up Williams’s departure.