I joined the Illinois National Guard when I was a junior in high school and served as a 16S (MOS) (member of a portable air defense system missile unit (MANPADS)) for 8 years. I graduated ROWVA high school in 1994 and attended Carl Sandburg College for a short period of time. I started my career in 1998 as a police officer in the Village of East Galesburg and by the end of the same year was hired as a corrections officer with Knox County. During my time as a corrections officer, I filled in on multiple occasions for patrol and worked many contracts that were open in Wataga at the time.
In 2011, I transferred to patrol where I continued my service until March of 2020. During that time, I served as a field training officer for new recruits and lateral transfers from other agencies and was appointed to second shift patrol as a supervisor for a short period of time by the current administration. I was also elected and served as Union President until my departure in 2020.
I currently serve as the Chief of Police in the Village of Williamsfield and have since 2014. During my time in Williamsfield, I was involved in updating the ordinances to be current with other communities when it comes to law enforcement action. I worked on a policy procedure manual and continue to update it as we progress into these changing times. I also currently serve as a Sergeant for the Galva police department where I have worked since December 2020. I oversee scheduling, policy updates, staffing issues, officer duties and many others as the chief delegates to my position.
That’s my career in a nutshell. You can learn more about me, my campaign and what I stand for by scrolling below.