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Deputy Director Southern District

Robert Mueller | Deputy Director Southern District

Robert Mueller was named deputy director of the Southern District in February 2018. In this position, he oversees the operations of all adult correctional centers within the southern region, as well as the Southern District Reception and Classification Center. Mueller began his career at the Illinois Department of Corrections in 1991 as a correctional officer at Menard Correctional Center. Just two years later, he was named Menard Correctional Officer of the Year. Mueller promoted to sergeant at Menard in January 1996 and served as a member of the facility’s Tactical Response Team. In March 1999, he was selected to the Statewide Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.). Mueller promoted to lieutenant and served as the Menard Correctional Center Assistant Tactical Commander. He then transferred to Central Correctional Center where he was promoted to Captain in April 2000. Mueller promoted to major at Centralia in March 2008 and warden in July 2015. Over the years, he has worked with a number of outside law enforcement agencies to conduct field operations involving IDOC parole, investigations, intelligence and special operations. Currently, Mueller serves as chairman of the Statewide Commissary Committee.

Mueller is a native of Irvington, Illinois. He is married and has two children. Mueller enjoys serving the community as a youth coach and member of the City of Centralia Police and Fire Commission.