With Lateral Recruitment And Referral Bonuses, Evanston Taking Steps To Stop The Loss Of Police Officers To Other Departments

Evanston officials have begun a campaign to recruit police officers from other law enforcement agencies to address a manpower shortage within the Evanston Police Department. The department at present is down by 22 officers, interim Police Chief Richard Eddington told members of the City Council’s Human Services Committee at their meeting Feb. 7. 

Eddington, who served as Evanston police chief from 2007 through 2018, was brought back in December to serve as interim Police Chief until the city hires a permanent chief, expected later this year. 

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