Kelly Hodge Named Districts 12 and 19 State Police Commander


Published on April 4 2014 7:03 pm
Last Updated on April 4 2014 7:03 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Illinois State Police District 12 has announced the promotion of Captain Kelly Hodge from Interim Commander of Zone 7 Investigations to Commander over Districts 12 (Effingham) and 19 (Carmi) Patrol.

Captain Hodge began his career with the Illinois State Police in June 1994 and was assigned to District 18 (Litchfield) upon graduation from the ISP training academy.  He later transferred to District 12, Effingham Patrol.  In 1998, Hodge transitioned to Zone 7 Investigations as a Special Agent, where he remained until 2005.  At that time, Hodge became a Sergeant for the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force until 2008.  During the following years, he received promotions to Master Sergeant and then Lieutenant for Zone 7 Investigations; also serving as Southeastern Illnois Drug Task Force Commander.  Most recently, Hodge served as Interim Commander of Zone 7 Investigations.

Among many others, Captain Hodge has extensive experience in the areas of Homicide, Meth Response, Interrogation, Sexual Abuse, Advanced Computer Crimes, Identity Theft, and Narcotics Investigation.  Captain Hodge holds a Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  Prior to his appointment to the Illinois State Police, Hodge served active duty with the US Army National Guard Counterdrug Task Force.