The idiocy of eliminating the word "chief" from the title of Chief of Police or anything Chief like Chief Operating Officer (by a Minnesota mayor) has pushed the bounds of credulousness.
Someone should inform that mayor that Chief is an Old French word, and the modern word Chef is a derivative of that word. And, if the etymology is carried to Vulgar Latin - capum, one would have to wonder how the word Chief is offensive. The word designates leader, head, ruler and in some instances to designate a capital city i.e. Paris, chief city of France.
Truly this was one of the craziest things I've read, and I've read some crazy things!