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Chief Kosman

Chief Kosman

About the Police Chief

Police Chief Frank Kosman joined the Kankakee Police Department in May of 2019. He started his career in municipal policing in 1984 with the Bensenville Police Department. He received the Academic Excellence Award from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Training Academy upon graduating from their basic police training program.

While a patrol officer, he obtained Illinois State Certification as an Accident Reconstruction Specialist after successfully completing the requisite courses at Northwestern University’s Traffic Institute. He held the positions of police officer, detective, sergeant, detective commander, and deputy chief before holding the position of police chief for the last 16 years of his tenure in Bensenville. 

While Chief, he guided the department through the implementation of successful and innovative community oriented policing initiatives such as the Airport Watch program, oversaw the building of a new state of the art 46,000 square foot public safety facility, and led the department to accreditation through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation program. 

Chief Kosman obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Administration of Criminal Justice from Bradley University in 1981 and his Master of Arts in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University in 1999. 

He completed Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command in 2004. In 2013, he obtained the designation of Certified Police Chief from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Additionally, Chief Kosman has served on many professional executive boards. Some of them include his service as the president and executive board member for the DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association, the president and board member for DuPage County Youth and Family Services, board member for Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services and board member for the Bensenville Youth Services Coalition.