Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin has selected Urbana Police Department Interim Chief Bryant Seraphin to serve as the next Chief of the Urbana Police Department. Seraphin has served as Interim Police Chief since the retirement of Chief Sylvia Morgan in August 2018 and has been a member of the department for over 24 years.
“I’m pleased to appoint Bryant Seraphin as Chief of Police for the City of Urbana,” Marlin said. “For the past nine months while he has served as Interim Chief, I have observed him in many different public and private settings. In each, he has demonstrated a respectful, knowledgeable, and open-minded approach; a willingness to listen; and a commitment to uphold the high professional standards of the Urbana Police Department. As Interim Chief, Mr. Seraphin implemented the use of bodyworn cameras in the police department, worked closely with Urbana District #116 to address school safety issues, and expanded community outreach efforts.”