Interim Police Chief James Hansen was appointed Delavan's police chief Wednesday night.

The city’s police and fire commission unanimously appointed Hansen, of Darien, to the role after a five-month recruiting process that included internal and external candidates, according to a news release from the city.

Hansen has worked for the Delavan Police Department in various capacities since 1991. He has been a captain and assistant chief since 2003, and he has served as interim chief since former Police Chief Timothy O’Neill resigned Aug. 31.

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