PESOTUM — Illinois State Police District 10 has a new commander.
The state police announced on Monday that Jamal Simington has been promoted to captain of the Illinois State Police and will serve as the commander for District 10, based in Pesotum.
He had served as the interim district commander in Pesotum since Dec. 1, 2013.
A 23-year law enforcement veteran, Simington began his career in 1991, serving as a correctional officer, telecommunicator and sheriff’s deputy for the Kankakee Sheriff’s Office.
He joined the state police in October 1999 and was first assigned to District 21, based in Ashkum.
He worked in investigations for the state police from 2002-12, serving on the state police’s General Crimes Squad and on a Methamphetamine Response Team.
After directing two drug units, the Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team Task Force and the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Simington worked as operations commander for District 21.
Simington is a 2013 graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. He received his master’s of Public Administration from Governors State University in 2011.