Frank J. Kosman Joins the City of Kankakee as Police Chief


Frank J. Kosman Joins the City of Kankakee as Police Chief


April 05, 2019

After hiring P4 Security Solutions/REM Management Services, Inc., a private firm that conducts national searches for law enforcement executives, Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong has selected Frank J. Kosman as the next Chief of Police for the City of Kankakee.

Kosman who served as police chief for 16 years in Bensenville, Illinois has extensive experience in management and operations having served as a Criminal Investigations Division Commander, Detective, and Patrol Officer.  He has overseen a budget of approximately $6.8M and even served as the Interim Village Manager of Bensenville for a short period of time.  Kosman has a B.A. in Administration of Criminal Justice from Bradley University, an M.A. in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University, and is a graduate of the School of Staff and Command from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

“I am honored and excited to work with the City of Kankakee and to support Mayor Wells-Armstrong’s efforts to improve community relationships with residents, strengthen partnerships with local law enforcement entities, and lead public safety initiatives that reduce crime in the city,” stated Kosman.

Mayor Wells-Armstrong stated, “I want to thank the community for their patience with this process.  This process was inclusive, transparent, and professional.  I believe we have a solid leader for our police department.”

At this time, Kosman is working with a realtor to purchase a home in the city.  His start date is May 16, 2019.  Mayor Wells-Armstrong will present the appointment to the city council for advise and consent in the coming weeks.

For more information, contact Mayor Wells-Armstrong’s office at (815) 933-0500.  Visit us at