Division of Internal Investigation - Leadership

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  • Colonel Jamal A. Simington
  • Deputy Director

Colonel Jamal A. Simington is a Deputy Director of the Division of Internal Investigation (DII). He has served in this capacity since February of 2018 and has the responsibility to lead the women and men who investigate employee misconduct of state employees in the Governor’s executive branch of over sixty agencies. The DII also investigates administrative misconduct of ISP employees.

He began his law enforcement career in 1991 at the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department where he served as a correctional officer, tele-communicator, and then sheriff’s deputy. During his 6.5 year tenure as a deputy, he was assigned to the patrol and investigative divisions. Colonel Simington’s career commenced with the Illinois State Police in 1999 where he was first assigned to District 21 in Ashkum, Illinois. He served in Zone 3 Investigations for 11 years, with assignments to the General Squad-Ashkum Office, Zone 3 Methamphetamine Response Team, Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG), Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team (WCPAT), and culminating as the Director of the KAMEG. He was a member of the Region II Crowd Control team for ten years and led investigative teams during criminal interdiction activities. Colonel Simington was later assigned as the Operations Commander in District 21, the District Commander in District 10, and the Region III Commander for the State Police overseeing 2 investigative zones and 6 patrol operations in Central Illinois. In 2016, he was appointed as the Lieutenant Colonel of the State Police’s Field Support Command, which included Air Operations, Intelligence Command, Investigative Support Services, Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau, Patrol Support Services, Special Weapons and Tactics, and Statewide Gaming Commands.

Colonel Simington is a graduate of Kankakee Community College, Governors State University, and the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Staff and Command. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Colonel Simington has served on a variety of boards and committees and as a field recruiter and mentor. He teaches at the Illinois State Police Academy and is a previous instructor for the North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.

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  • Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Gipson
  • Assistant Deputy Director

Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Gipson has served with the Illinois State Police for more than 21 years. He currently is the Assistant Deputy Director of the Division of Internal Investigation (DII), which encompasses the Internal Investigation, Background Investigations, and Identified Offender Program units. Before becoming the Assistant Deputy Director of DII, he was assigned to the Division of Patrol - District Chicago Patrol and District 15. After leaving patrol, he accepted positions in the Division of Internal Investigation and Division of Criminal Investigations as the Zone 2 Commander, overseeing violent crimes and drug enforcement investigations.

In addition to his current position, Assistant Deputy Director Gipson frequently speaks on the topic of Procedural Justice, Biased Based Policing, Ethics, and Leadership topics within the Illinois State Police. Assistant Deputy Director Gipson is a Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command graduate. He also received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bellevue University and received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Governors State University. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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  • Captain Darryl Bogard
  • Northen 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.