Runyon Sworn In As Police Chief

For the first time in over 20 years, the City of Greenville has a new chief of police.

Monday afternoon, Johnny Runyon was administered the oath of office by City Clerk Sue Ann Nelson.

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Runyon said he is honored to be the city’s police chief. He said Greenville is a great town and a great place to raise kids.

Chief Runyon said his first goal is to increase non-enforcement contact between Greenville Police officers and the general public.

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Runyon replaces Lou Lorton, who retired at the end of August. Lorton was appointed chief in late 1996.

Chief Runyon has extensive law enforcement experience, serving 25 years with the Illinois State Police, in several capacities, working for the Bond County Sheriff’s Department and Greenville Police Department and was recently assistant director of public safety at Southwestern Illinois College.

He lives in rural Greenville.

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