CENTRALIA, IL — The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees has announced the hiring of the first three officers to the College’s new police force.
Brian Atchinson of Hoffman, Eric Wagner and Shanon Neiber of Vandalia bring nearly 80 years of law enforcement experience to the newly created department, joining Director of Public Safety Jeff Brown in providing safety and security to KC students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors of the campus and its education centers. Brown retired in 2018 as the Bond County Sheriff after 23 years of service.
Atchinson is a 30-year veteran of the Centralia Police Department, most recently serving as the Chief of Police. Wagner is a 22-year veteran of the Vandalia Police Department while Neiber served 26.
All three officers will be formally sworn in during a ceremony in October.
The new police force will be a separate entity from the college’s security department.