Elena Gottreich has been named the new Deputy Mayor of Public Safety for the City of Chicago.
Gottreich brings her demonstrated track record of strategy building and community engagement to the role of Deputy Mayor.
Gottreich currently serves as the Deputy Director of Prosecutorial Strategies at the Chicago Police Department (CPD). Her work at CPD also focuses on developing gun trafficking interdiction strategies and ensuring community involvement in policing. As Deputy Director, Gottreich acts as a liaison for federal agencies, city leaders and police officers to improve the overall effectiveness of Chicago Police Department strategies to combat endemic violence.
Prior to her role at the Chicago Police Department, Gottreich served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney on the Violent Crime Task Force. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Gottreich investigated, prosecuted and tried complex violent crimes and undercover operations. She also coordinated efforts between a variety of stakeholders to facilitate hearings and negotiations at each stage of the trial process.