DCI - Leadership

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  • Colonel Peyton
  • Deputy Director

Colonel Peyton began his law enforcement career on a drug enforcement team in 1994 as a Special Agent with the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group. In 1998, he joined the ranks of the Illinois State Police as a Trooper and was assigned to District 10 (Pesotum) from the Academy. Shortly after, he was assigned to an investigative role where he has spent the remainder of his career.

During Colonel Peyton’s tenure with the Illinois State Police, he has worked in drug enforcement units, violent crime units, the technical investigations unit, and criminal patrol team. A career investigator, Colonel Peyton is proud to be among the ranks of those in the Division of Criminal Investigation.

Colonel Peyton is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lives in Champaign with his wife and two boys.

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  • Lieutenant Colonel Chris Trame
  • Assistant Deputy Director

Lt. Colonel Chris Trame was appointed as Assistant Deputy Director of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in 2019. Before his appointment to DCI, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Director in 2015 to the Division of Operations, where he led statewide support, patrol, and investigative units. After spending several years in District 11 Patrol, he was appointed to Major in 2014, overseeing all patrol and investigative operations in Southern Illinois.

Lt. Colonel Trame was previously assigned to Zone 4 Investigations, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Academy, as well as Districts 9 and 10 patrol. In 1997, Lt. Colonel Trame began his academy training as part of Cadet Class 94. He has been with the ISP since 1995 when he served in the ISP Public Information Office as a civilian employee. Before this, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Quincy University.