CPD: Commander William Bradley Promoted to First Deputy Superintendent of Police

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

May 26, 2023

CHICAGO — Chicago Police Department Interim Superintendent Fred L. Waller announced on Thursday the promotion of Commander William Bradley to First Deputy Superintendent.   As First Deputy Superintendent, Bradley will serve as second-in-command and will oversee day-to-day and strategic operations for CPD.

First Deputy Superintendent William Bradley. Photo: Chicago Police.

“I have worked closely with First Deputy Superintendent Bradley during my time at CPD and I have seen firsthand his dedication and passion to making Chicago a safer city and home for everyone,” said Interim Superintendent Waller.  “His leadership is rooted in fairness and compassion and I trust him wholeheartedly to help move our Department forward.”

Bradley has served the citizens of Chicago for almost 30 years as a police officer serving in multiple positions.  Most recently, Bradley served as Commander of Airport Operations.  Bradley has served with multiple bureaus, including the Bureau of Patrol, the Gang Enforcement Unit, Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Organized Crime, and as the Commander of the 6th District.  As a Sergeant, Bradley served in the former Area Central, the 2nd (Wentworth) District, Area 2 Detective Division and the Asset Forfeiture Unit. 

Bradley earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and Police Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph.

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