Division of Justice Services - Leadership

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  • Colonel Isaiah Vega
  • Deputy Director

Colonel Isaiah Vega currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Division of Justice Services. Prior to his appointment, Colonel Vega served as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Division of Internal Investigation (2016-2019), and the Assistant Deputy Director for the Division of Administration (2015-2016). Colonel Vega joined the Illinois State Police in 1998 and began his career as a patrol officer in District Chicago. He has served in nearly every Division within the agency allowing him to gain a plethora of knowledge and experience in various administrative, investigative and enforcement positions. His assignments include: Patrol, Recruitment, Academy and In-Service Instructor, Class Coordinator, Intelligence Officer, Financial Crimes, Internal Investigations, Public Information Officer, Deputy Commander of the ISP 2012 Presidential Inauguration Security Detail, Protective Services Unit Commander, and Gaming Unit Commander. Colonel Vega is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy, with a minor in Political Science. He has participated in numerous leadership courses throughout his career and most recently completed the ILETSB Executive Institute’s Police Executive Role Command School (2019).

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  • Lieutenant Colonel Michael Gillock
  • Assistant Deputy Director

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Gillock currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Division of Justice Services. Prior to this appointment, Lieutenant Colonel Gillock served as the Logistics Bureau Chief for the Division of Administration and the Assistant Center Chief of the Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center. Lieutenant Colonel Gillock has also served as the Statewide Field Intelligence Coordinator and a Dignitary Protection Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Gillock joined the Illinois State Police in 2000 and started his career as a patrol officer in District 2 (Elgin). Lieutenant Colonel Gillock graduated from Illinois State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement Administration, with a minor in Spanish.