Division of Internal Investigation - Leadership

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  • Colonel Akil Smith
  • Deputy Director

Col. Akil Smith, was appointed as Deputy Director, Division of Internal Investigation in March 2021. Deputy Director Smith has more than 20 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, his career began in 1997 with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in St. Louis, Mo.

In 2002, Deputy Director Smith joined the Illinois State Police (ISP) ranks as a member of Cadet Class 104. Deputy Director Smith was appointed as a member of the Department on May 3, 2002. Upon graduating from the ISP Academy (ISPA) in Springfield, Deputy Director Smith was assigned to District 6 Patrol. On July 1, 2008, he transferred to ISP Investigations Zone 5, General Criminal/Narcotics, and became a Special Agent.

On April 16, 2012, Deputy Director Smith was promoted to Sergeant. Deputy Director Smith was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant on November 1, 2014 and designated as the Commander of ISP Drug Task Force, Task Force 6. He was promoted to Lieutenant on April 1, 2017. As a Lieutenant, Deputy Director Smith served in various assignments throughout the Department; ISP Zone 4 South Investigations Operations Lieutenant, Division of Internal Investigation Operations Lieutenant, and interim ISPA Commander. Deputy Director Smith achieved Captain's rank with his January 1, 2019 promotion to Captain and designated ISPA Commander. In March 2019, Deputy Director Smith received the appointment as the Assistant Deputy Director of the DAT.

Deputy Director Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated from Chicago Public Schools, Morgan Park High School. Deputy Director Smith is a 1996 graduate of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois

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  • Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Campbell
  • Assistant Deputy Director

Assistant Deputy Director Christopher Campbell, Office of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator, was transferred to Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Internal Investigation in March 2021. He formerly served as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Division of Administration. Prior to his appointment to Assistant Deputy Director, Lieutenant Colonel Campbell was the Illinois State Police Academy Commander. In 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Campbell graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Law, and subsequently held positions within the Legal Office and the Office of Labor Relations and Special Projects. Upon graduating from the Illinois State Police Academy in November 1997, Lieutenant Colonel Campbell worked patrol in Districts 16, 19, and 13.

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  • Captain Darryl Bogard
  • Northern DII Commander

Captain Darryl Bogard has over 20 years of experience and has served in several units within the Department. Captain Bogard’s experience includes: District Chicago Patrol, Zone 1 Investigations – Covert Investigations Unit, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, the Division of Internal Investigation, Executive Protection Unit Commander, District Commander for both District 5 and District 21, Operations Services Command - Strategic Planning Commander, and current Northern Commander for the Division of Internal Investigation. Significant and notable experience includes the response and coordination of resources during the Dan Ryan Protest and the I-90 Expressway Protest, prison escape incident response, hostage barricade incident response, Officer Involved Shooting response, major weather related event responses and significant injury to sworn personnel responses. Captain Bogard is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class #251.

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  • Captain Brian Gorsuch
  • Southern DII Commander

Captain Brian Gorsuch began his law enforcement career in December 1992 with the Cuba Police Department. In April 1993, Captain Gorsuch was hired by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. In August 1994, Captain Gorsuch was hired by the Canton Police Department where he served as a patrol officer, detective, and task force Inspector. Captain Gorsuch was hired by the Illinois State Police in March of 2000, graduating Cadet Class #99. Upon graduation, Captain Gorsuch patrolled District 14 until December 2002 when he accepted a position in Zone 4 investigations. While assigned to Zone 4, he worked violent crimes and narcotics investigations in the Macomb and Peoria offices. In April 2016, Captain Gorsuch was assigned to District 14 as the Operations Officer, since April 2020, Captain Gorsuch has served as the current Southern Commander for the Division of Internal Investigation. Captain Gorsuch previously served as a crisis negotiator and former member of the Illinois Incident Management Team. Captain Gorsuch previously served in the United States Army Reserves from October 1988 until October 1994. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in December 1992. Captain Gorsuch is a graduate of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Executive Institute “Police Executive Role in the 21st Century” and completed the 40-hour FBI LEEDA Internal Affairs Training.

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  • Lieutenant Daniel Carter
  • Administrative Services Commander

Lieutenant Daniel Carter serves as the Administrative Services Commander for the Division of Internal Investigation, which encompasses supervising the Background Investigations Unit and the Identified Offender Program. Commander Carter graduated with ISP Cadet Class #95 and previous assignments include the Bureau Chief of Training for the Illinois State Police Academy, the Chief of Staff of Operations and Internal Investigation, and patrol assignments in District 9, 11, and the Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau. He is a 1992 graduate of DuQuoin High School and obtained his associates degree from John A. Logan College and his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.