Deputy Chief Bio
Jesse Phillips was appointed Deputy Chief of Police on May 28, 2018. He grew up in McLeansboro, Illinois where he graduated from McLeansboro High School in 2001.
Phillips attended McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with Criminal Justice Emphasis in 2005. He was hired as a Patrolman for the Village of Shiloh on January 27, 2006 and graduated from the 97th session of the Southwestern Illinois College Police Academy. He served as Juvenile Police Officer, Field Training Officer, Senior Officer, and Crime Prevention Officer assisting the Neighborhood Watch groups and organizing the annual National Night Out event. He was the Shiloh Police Department Officer of the Year in 2009 and 2012, and has received numerous Chief’s Letters of Commendation for his service to the Village of Shiloh.
In January of 2013, Phillips was assigned as a Detective in the Shiloh Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. He was promoted to Detective Sergeant on March 1, 2015 and began supervising the Criminal Investigations Division. Phillips has previously served as an Investigator, Deputy Report Officer, and Deputy Commander for the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis. He has received training in Advanced Interview and Interrogation, Crime Scene Processing, and is certified as a Lead Homicide Investigator and Public Information Officer.
In 2016, he received the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis Certificate of Merit for his work in a homicide investigation that occurred in the Village of Shiloh.
Phillips finished his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration in 2019 from Lindenwood University in Belleville. He lives in Shiloh with his family and is excited to serve the citizens of the Village of Shiloh as the police department continues to grow.