Someone should take a broom to the Oak Park police station to help sweep up the shards of the glass ceiling veteran policewoman Shatonya Johnson just broke. Johnson was promoted to deputy chief Oct. 23, making her the first woman in the history of the department to achieve that rank.
Johnson joined the Oak Park police force in 2000 as a patrol officer. Prior to her appointment as deputy chief, Johnson served as commander of the investigation division
internal affairs. Throughout her time in Oak Park, Johnson has also served as sergeant, detective, juvenile specialist, neighborhood resources officer and patrol officer.
As deputy chief, Johnson is filling the vacancy created by the retirement of former deputy chief Frank Limon. She is joined in the role by Deputy Chief Joseph Moran, who was promoted to the rank in 2019.