Ken started his career in law enforcement in 1992. He attended and is a graduate of Lincoln Land Police Training Center, Springfield. He has been Captain since 2011. He currently completes administrative duties and supervises daily patrol activities. He previously served as Lieutenant from 1999-2011 and Sergeant from 1996-1999. He has served in several capacities within the department including crime scene technician, evidence technician, and investigative duties. He is a certified Crime Scene Technician, Entry Team Operator, Less Lethal Munitions instructor, and Crisis Negotiator. He is married and has one daughter and two sons. His wife is a Doctor of Audiology at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. He is very active in youth sports, coaching since 2004. He has coached baseball/softball in Marseilles, Seneca, and Morris. He currently coaches 14U travel softball for Wiers Baseball Academy in Morris. He coaches Seneca Pride Youth Tackle Football, lightweight division. He is a member of the Seneca Grade School Board of Education, Seneca Pride Football Board, and Wiers Academy Softball Club.
Juvenile Officer Tom Rogel
Tom began his career in law enforcement in 1999 as a telecommunicator, in April of 2001 he became a part time police officer with the Village of Granville and in 2002 he took a full time position with Granville. Tom then took a position for a short time with the Village of Sheridan as a full time police officer, before coming to the City of Marseilles in August of 2005, where he now takes on responsibilities, as a juvenile officer, community service officer, and field training officer. Tom was also a member of the Oglesby Fire and Ambulance for 4 years, before his law enforcement career did not allow for the proper time to be put into volunteering. Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family in his spare time. Tom is married and has two sons, one dog and one cat.
Lieutenant Brian Faber
Brian started with the Marseilles Police Department in 1998. He began his career in law enforcement in 1988 serving part-time for Earlville Police Department. He then continued with the Oswego and the Plano Police Departments. Brian holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Illinois Valley Community College. Brian serves as the Field Training Officer and evidence tech for the department. Lt. Faber serves as shift commander to evening and midnight shift. Brian has 1 son and 2 daughters. He has two dogs for pets. In his spare time, Brian enjoys following NFL, NASCAR and Hockey.
Officer Jacob Callahan
Officer Jake Callahan started his law enforcement career with the Marseilles Police Department in March of 2007. He began part time training through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board at this time. Upon graduation in December of 2007, he was hired as a full time Officer.
Officer Callahan graduated with his Associates of Science Degree from Illinois Valley Community College in May of 2004. He was the President of the local chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon (law enforcement group) and a member of Sigma Kappa Delta. In 2005 he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL with a Law Enforcement Justice Administration major and a Security Administration minor at Cum Laude level. Officer Callahan continues his training through classes and seminars.
Officer Callahan serves as the Department’s Field Training Officer, Evidence Custodian, and Crime Scene Investigator with focuses on photography, fingerprints, and blood stain patterns. Officer Callahan is a member of the Illinois Evidence and Property Management Association and International Crime Scene Investigators Association.
Officer Callahan has been recognized yearly by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for his enforcement of DUI’s from 2008-present (2014), with a letter of accommodation in 2009 from Chief Hovious.
Officer Callahan is married with one son.
Officer Dan Ellis
Officer Ellis joined the Marseilles Police Department as a part-time officer in 2008, and became a full-time officer in 2009. Officer Ellis is assigned to patrol and serves as the department’s firearms instructor. Officer Ellis is married and has four children. When he is not at work, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Lieutenant Todd Gordon
Todd has served 4 years of active duty in the United States Army receiving an Honorable Discharge. He worked at Sheridan Correctional Center for 6 years before becoming a Marseilles Police Officer. Todd began his career with the Marseilles Police Department in 2001 as a Patrol Officer. In 2007, he was promoted to Detective/Narcotics Investigator. Todd was an officer for the Trident Drug Task Force until 2010. Todd was then promoted to Lieutenant in May 2011. He is also a Firearms Instructor for the Department. Todd has two daughters.
Officer Micheal Byrd
Officer James Buckingham
Officer Buckingham is a 2011 Graduate of Illinois Valley Community College where he earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Officer Buckingham earned his State of Illinois part-time Police Officer Certificate from the Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission and his State of Illinois full-time Police Officer Certificate from Southwestern Illinois Police Academy. Officer Buckingham joined the Marseilles Police Department as a full-time Officer in January 2013. Officer Buckingham currently is assigned as a Patrolman and is also the Code of Ordinances Enforcement Officer as well as the Marseilles Police Department Crash Investigator.
Malkowski began his career in 2010 as an officer for the Village of
Sheridan. Dan joined the Marseilles Police Department as a permanent
part time officer in January 2015. Officer Malkowski and his wife have
one dog and one cat for pets. Dan enjoys all sports; especially Chicago
teams, including Blackhawks, Cubs, Bears and Bulls.