As Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons finishes up a 27 ½ year career with the Alton Police Department, he says Alton has been a wonderful place to work. Simmons is retiring at the end of the month and says there are too many things that have happened during his time to pick out just one highlight.

But he says looking at the big picture, the people of this community have been great.

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As for the future of policing, Simmons says when mistakes are made, the profession must learn from those mistakes and move forward. He goes on to credit the Alton Police Department as being excellent, with a lot of caring men and women.

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