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News Title Lieutenant Kenneth Ryker #02123

Lieutenant Kenneth Ryker #02123 - Lieutenant Ryker has served with the Litchfield Police Department since 2002. Lt. Ryker is a 1997 graduate of Clay City High School, a 1999 graduate of Olney Central College with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, and a 2001 graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. Lt. Ryker is a 2002 graduate of the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. Lt. Ryker is a Certified Juvenile Officer, Breath Alcohol Analysis Instrument Operator, Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab Dismantler, Advanced Narcotics Investigator, and a Certified Lead Homicide Death Investigator. Lt. Ryker was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2008 and to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015. Lt. Ryker previously served four and a half years as an Inspector with the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force and was recognized twice during that assignment by the Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association for Excellence in Investigations.