Bloomington announces new interim Police Chief

By WEEK Reporter

Bloomington announces new interim Police Chief

March 29, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2013 at 12:57 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Bloomington has a new interim Police Chief.

The city announced that retired Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney will serve in that position until a permanent replacement is found.

Finney also served as interim Chief for East Peoria during a portion if 2012.

Starting Monday, Finney takes the spot of current Interim Chief Clay Wheeler, who is headed to Virginia for previously planned training with the FBI.

Former Chief Randy McKinley left the city as Chief of Police to take another position in ST. Charles, Missouri.