The East Peoria Police Department named Steven M. Roegge to be its next chief, succeeding Chief Dick Ganschow who will be retiring on Feb. 28.
The East Peoria City Council will vote on Roegge’s appointment at Tuesday’s council meeting. His first day as East Peoria Police Chief will be March 1.
Roegge is a 31-year member of the Peoria Police Department and has held the rank of lieutenant since 2008.
His work with the Peoria Police Department incudes being the lieutenant of the training unit, representing the department with the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarms System, developing active shooter trainings, serving as K9 sergeant supervising and training officers and K9s, and working as a vice and narcotics investigator.
“I look forward to the opportunity to serve in this leadership role,” Roegge said. “I am confident that working with the officers, city council and community we can continue to move the department forward as we serve the citizens of East Peoria.”
Roegge has a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice science from Illinois State University, and received certifications in supervision of police personnel and staff and command executive training from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.