Greenville Police Chief Leaving

Johnny Runyon

The City of Greenville is looking for a new police chief.

At the end of Wednesday night’s city council meeting, City Manager Dave Willey announced that Chief Johnny Runyon will be leaving soon. He said some circumstances have changed and Runyon will depart his office at the end of July. Willey said Chief Runyon “has done really nice things for the department,” and said he was thankful to have Runyon in that role.

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Runyon was appointed Greenville chief of police in October of 2017, replacing Lou Lorton, who retired after over 20 years in the position.

Runyon served 25 years with the Illinois State Police, then worked for the Bond County Sheriff’s Department and Greenville Police Department, before becoming assistant director of public safety at Southwestern Illinois College.

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