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Investigations and Intelligence Division

Eugene Jackson | Chief of Investigations and Intelligence

Eugene Jackson was appointed Chief of Investigations and Intelligence on February 1, 2020. In this role, Jackson oversees the Investigations Unit, which is comprised of an Investigations Commander, Deputy Commanders and Investigators. The Unit investigates charges of criminal acts by correctional employees with assistance from the Illinois State Police, Division of Internal Investigation, when appropriate. Jackson also oversees the Central Intelligence Unit, which is comprised of an Intelligence Commander and Deputy Commanders who also serve as the Department's law enforcement liaisons. The Central Intelligence Unit includes the Intelligence Center, which serves as a central repository for intelligence reports and their analysis and dissemination.

Jackson began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Chicago working drug investigations. In 1990, he began working White Collar Crime investigations, focusing on Fraud Against the Government and bankruptcy fraud cases. In 2004, Jackson began working civil rights matters and investigated law enforcement corruption. In that capacity, he focused on excessive force crimes committed by law enforcement officers, hate crimes, and human trafficking matters. Jackson eventually became the Civil Rights color of law coordinator for the Chicago Division.

Jackson received a B.S. degree in Education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.