The Illinois State Police District 14 / 20 has announced the upcoming retirement of District 14/20 Commander, Glen Schwartz, effective August 1, 2016. Lieutenant Schwartz has served the department and citizens of Illinois for 27 years.  Schwartz will continue a career in the Justice Profession as an Associate Faculty member at Western Illinois University - Law Enforcement and Justice Administration program.

Lieutenant Schwartz started his career with the Illinois State Police in January of 1990 and was assigned to District 8 Patrol in Peoria upon graduation from the ISP training academy. He then transferred to District 20 Patrol in 1994. In 1996 Schwartz transferred to investigations where he remained until 2012.

During his 11 years supervising the West Central Illinois Task Force, he received promotions to Sergeant and Master Sergeant. Schwartz served as Task Force Director for 8 years and also supervised the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team and General Criminal Investigations Unit.

Schwartz was promoted to Lieutenant and held the position of Investigations Commander for the Division of Internal Investigations for both the Collinsville and       Du Quoin offices in the Southern Command.  Prior to serving as the Commander of District 14 in Macomb and District 20 in Pittsfield, Lieutenant Schwartz was the District 20 Operations Officer for three years.

Lieutenant Schwartz holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois and is a Graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville Kentucky. He is an instructor at Western Illinois University where he teaches Criminal Investigations. Prior to his appointment to the Illinois State Police, Schwartz served with the United States Navy.