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Rick Bleichner is police chief of Normal PD.

Looking at what happened in 2020, what do you hope/expect to happen in 2021 and from your position, what are your goals this year?

“Moving forward from my position, I believe it is a priority to continue providing safety from our staff given the pandemic that we are currently in. With the current vaccines that are out there, I hope we can work through that and make it safer for officers and the community as a whole. Given what has happened in 2020, I think it is important to continue with the groups and police reform. We all have to come together as a whole to make our community safer. We could also use some national standards to guide us during 2021.”

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