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Moline Police Chief Retiring

Moline Police Department

A long career in law enforcement is about to end. Thursday Moline Police Chief Kim Hankins announced he'll retire in two weeks.

During his 37 years with the Moline Police Department, Hankins has held a variety of positions, including patrol supervisor, undercover drug investigator, and bicycle patrol coordinator and instructor, to name just a few. 

He's served as chief for the past 7 years, and Public Safety Director for the city for the last six.

Hankins' last day on the job will be July 14th.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.