CARBONDALE – Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams named Deputy Chief Stan Reno as the city’s Interim Chief of Police Wednesday. Reno will replace Chief of Police Jeff Grubbs, whose last day is today.
Deputy Chief Reno, born and raised in Carbondale and a Carbondale Community High School graduate, began his tenure with the Carbondale Police Department in 1997 prior to graduating from SIU with a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice and Political Science.
Reno has been with the department for over 23 years serving as Deputy Chief since 2013. He worked his way through the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant to deputy chief, and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2011. He served as a patrol officer, detective, narcotics agent, special response team commander, and supervisor of the Street Crimes Unit before his promotion into the command staff.
Reno will lead the department while the City of Carbondale completes a national search for a permanent Chief, which is expected to begin after Jan. 1.
Further details regarding the search will be shared as known.