A longtime Naperville police officer, Brian Cunningham, has been named deputy police chief for the department's investigations division.
In his new role, Cunningham will oversee a division of 60 people responsible for investigating a wide variety of crimes.
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Chief Robert Marshall said Cunningham's appointment is a key part of his push to restructure the police department.
Cunningham joined the department as a patrol officer in 1986 and since has served as a patrol supervisor, special enforcement unit supervisor, major crimes unit supervisor and patrol commander. He was named investigations commander in August 2012.
A founding member and current president of the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, he also is part of the Illinois Crisis Negotiations Association. He is a Naperville Honor Guard member and participates in the Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society.