Chief of Police Chad E.
Chief of Police Chad E. Pusey : Chief Pusey grew up in Portland Indiana. He graduated from Jay County High School. After high school, he attended Vincennes University where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminology from Indiana State University. Chief Pusey is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
He began his career with the Knox County Sheriff’s Dept Reserve Unit while attending college. He was then hired by the Bicknell Police Dept as his first full time police job. He then left there and went to the Crane Police Dept and worked as a Federal Police Officer. In April of 2002, he was hired as Chief of Police in Oblong. Chief Pusey in one of Oblong’s Juvenile Officers. He is also certified by the FBI as a Hostage Negotiator. Chief Pusey is SWAT certified and a member of the Southern Illinois Response Team, as well as, ILEAS 9/11.
Chief Pusey continues to attend different law enforcement training classes as he feels it is necessary to constantly continue education regarding the field of law enforcement. Chief Pusey also is College Instructor at Olney Central College and Lincoln Trail College in the Administration of Justice Program. Chief Pusey was also recently awarded the DUI Enforcement Award issued by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Chief Pusey is married to Mary Lou and they have 6 children and one granddaughter.