PECATONICA (WIFR) – Illinois State Police District 16 Commander, Captain Jeff Bain has announced the addition of Trooper Stephen Olson to District 16. Trooper Olson was assigned to District 16 in Pecatonica, after graduating from the Illinois State Police Academy and was a member of Cadet Class #121, which graduated July 26, 2013.
Trooper Olson is a Harlem High School graduate and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Elgin Community College. Trooper Olson, a 4.5-year veteran of the Loves Park Police Department, resides in Stephenson County.
After completing the Illinois State Police’s 6-month training academy, Trooper Olson was welcomed to District 16 Monday morning. “Olson has now begun the field training phase of his training,” stated Captain Bain. “I’m confident he will do an excellent job and am honored he chose to join the ranks of the Illinois State Police.”