Peoria Co. Sheriff’s Office announces new undersheriff, captain

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PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. — The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office has a new undersheriff and captain.

Sheriff Brian Asbell on Tuesday announced the promotion of Chris Watkins to the new role. Watkins has serviced with the county sheriff’s office since 2004.

He previously served as a corrections officer, patrol deputy, community police officer, and most recently as a detective lieutenant.

Watkins will be responsible for overseeing courthouse security, Asbell said. His role begins effective immediately.

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