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Message from Chief

 

     As Chief of Police, it is my duty and responsibility to ensure that the residents, business owners and citizens can depend on a professional police department.

     I pledge to lead a highly trained, disciplined department that provides essential services and enforces the law in a professional and fair manner.  As a member of this department for over thirty years, I have been part of many positive changes in the way we conduct business, and I am proud for the opportunity to serve as Chief of Police.

    Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have about the department.

Sincerely,

 

Steven E. Coy
Chief of Police

 

Biography

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Chief Coy was appointed on May 26, 2009 after serving as Deputy Chief for nearly five years, and is the only officer in the history of the Bradley Police Department to have served in all establish capacities and ranks.

Chief Coy started his career with the Bradley Police Department in August 1979 as a Dispatcher, and was a Police Cadet in the Kankakee Valley Emergency Youth Corps in the 1970's. Chief Coy holds a B.S. in Public Safety Management from Calumet College of St Joseph, graduate of all police management course from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and a graduate of the 213th session of the FBI National Academy.

Chief Coy is a member and past President of the Bradley Historical Society, member of the International and Illinois Chiefs Association's, the Eastern Illinois Law Enforcement Administrators Association, serves as Vice Chairman for the KAMEG Policy Board and board member of the Kankakee County ETSB-911.