Kenny Winslow going to police chiefs' organization as part-time deputy director – The State Journal-Register

Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow will join the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police as its part-time deputy director it was announced Thursday.
The Springfield-based agency is the professional development association for police chiefs and other community leaders committed to public safety in the state.
Winslow announced earlier this month he would be stepping down Friday after 28 years with the police department and almost nine years as chief. He is the longest-tenured police chief in the city’s history.
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Winslow had said that he wanted to remain active in some way in the law enforcement field.
Winslow told The State Journal-Register Tuesday he was going to do some part-time contractual work in Springfield “related to law enforcement,” though he didn’t mention ILACP.
In his new role, Winslow will help guide the strategic direction of the organization, provide expertise on policing issues, advocate for pro-law-enforcement legislative policies and develop training resources for members and cultivate new partnerships.
“I am excited to take the next step in my law enforcement career,” Winslow said. “I am humbled to be given the opportunity to join the ILACP management team and continue to give back to the profession I love. Being an advocate for professional law enforcement and those who selflessly serve comes naturally and I look forward to the challenge.”
Winslow has been active in the Illinois Chiefs for several years. He serves as a leader locally and statewide and was named the 2021 Chief of the Year.
“Chief Winslow has long been viewed by his peers as a model for what a 21st century police chief should be,” ILACP executive director Ed Wojcicki said. “We are excited about the level of experience and expertise he will bring to strengthen our organization and better serve law enforcement.”
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Under his direction, Springfield was the first major department in Illinois to use body cameras, and Winslow has been a leading voice in the Illinois Chiefs association in making recommendations for how the cameras can be used most successively in Illinois. 
Earlier this year, he provided direction and served as one of the expert presenters for ILACP’s training “Planning for Body Cameras 2022 and Beyond.”
Winslow notably played a key role in building ILACP’s relationship with the NAACP which led to the development of the Ten Shared Principles designed to build trust between law enforcement and communities of color.
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After the statewide adoption of these principles in 2018, he helped to get all 26 law enforcement agencies in Sangamon County to adopt the principles and incorporated the concepts into policy and training for his department.
In 2018, Winslow received the President’s Award from the NAACP for Minority Recruitment and Community Engagement.
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