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Decatur Police Department Administration

Chief of Police - Todd Walker

Deputy Chief Walker
  • A graduate of Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
  • Began service with the Decatur Police Department on June 26, 1986
  • A graduate of the FBI National Academy
  • Commander of the Emergency Response Team

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Deputy Chief of Police for Criminal Investigations Division - David Dickerson

Deputy Chief Dickerson
  • A graduate of Millikin University, with a Bachelor Degree in Personnel Management
  • Began service with the Decatur Police Department on March 12, 1989
  • Attended scores of Death Investigation, Homicide Investigation, Crime Scene Management and Interview / Interrogation schools
  • Has worked in the Criminal Investigations field for over 14 years of his career, participating in the successful investigation / management of hundreds of major cases
  • Member - Illinois Homicide Investigator’s Association (ILHIA)

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Deputy Chief of Police for Patrol Division - James Chervinko

Deputy Chief Chervinko
  • A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Began service with the Decatur Police Department on January 2, 1985
  • A graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command
  • A graduate of the FBI National Academy

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