CHICAGO — Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, who abruptly resigned Tuesday, will be replaced by his first deputy while Chicago seeks a more permanent superintendent.
That person is John Escalante, who has nearly 30 years of police experience. As first deputy superintendent, he was "responsible for all aspects of patrol operations, deployment and criminal investigations," according to his LinkedIn profile.
Escalante's also been the chief of detectives, deputy chief of patrol for Area North and the commander of the 14th District, among other posts. He also leads the Traffic Review Board and is involved with the Chicago Police Memorial Association.
Escalante received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Lewis University in Romeoville. He also studied at Northern Illinois University, according to his LinkedIn profile.
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