DECATUR — Frank Hubbard, who served 27 years with the Decatur Police Department, has been named chief of the Decatur Park Police, the park district said in a news release Tuesday.
Hubbard has assumed the role from Ed Culp, who stepped down to take a full-time role at the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center. The park district said Hubbard's first day as park police chief was Monday.
During his time with Decatur police, Hubbard served as a detective, a state-certified lead homicide investigator, the master firearms instructor, emergency response team sniper, entry team member and trainer and an instructor for defensive tactics and scenario-based training.
He earned his law enforcement officer certification from Lake Land College and earned a master firearms instructor certification from the University of Illinois, the park district said.
Hubbard joined park police in 2017, starting as a part-time officer. He was promoted to sergeant in May 2018, the district said.
Note: This article has been updated to clarify Frank Hubbard's prior role as a lead homicide detective.