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David Christensen

Galesburg's New Police Chief Eager to Serve

Aug 23, 2019
Galesburg Police Department

Captain Russ Idle joined the Galesburg Police Department as a patrol officer in 1994. On September 9, he will assume command of the department and its roughly 75 employees, including nearly 50 sworn officers.

Courtesy City of Galesburg

A lengthy law enforcement career is coming to an end in Galesburg. Police Chief David Christensen said he will retire soon.