Eric Carter, the interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Division, will retire on Might 15 after three a long time with the division, the CPD introduced Thursday.
Carter, 57, joined the CPD in 1992. He was named interim superintendent final month after David Brown, the earlier superintendent, resigned following Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s unsuccessful reelection bid.
“It has been my best honor to function your Interim Superintendent and I’ve dedicated to working with Mayor-Elect Johnson to make sure that our division continues to ship transformational service to Chicago’s residents and guests all through the summer time season, because the seek for a everlasting Superintendent continues and the following transition,” Carter mentioned in an emailed assertion.
He beforehand served as Chief of the Bureau of Counterterrorism earlier than Brown promoted him in 2020 to First Deputy Superintendent.
Lightfoot praised Carter’s time with the division in an announcement issued shortly after his retirement was introduced.
“As a Marine, husband, and father, he has given the total measure of himself in service to the residents of this metropolis and the officers below his command,” Lightfoot mentioned. “I’m grateful for his devoted dedication to our metropolis and for main the courageous legislation enforcement officers who preserve us secure.”
Carter’s retirement comes because the Neighborhood Fee for Public Security and Accountability works to seek out three finalists for the superintendent place by mid-July. As soon as sworn in, Johnson will both choose one of many three, or he can direct the fee to start out the search course of over. Whoever Johnson nominates for the job will want approval from the Metropolis Council.