U.S. has 212 female police chiefs, still a vast minority

By Margie Ritchie
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Less than five months after taking over as Country Club Hills' first female police chief, Regina Evans was thrust into the spotlight this week when her small south suburban police force played a pivotal role in the investigation of Christopher Kelly's apparent overdose death.

But with 22 years experience in the Chicago Police Department working on the Far South Side, it's no surprise Evans has been handling the bizarre, high-profile Kelly case like a seasoned veteran.

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