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Full-Time Sworn Officers

Chief Bridges

Bio:

Chief Bridges was appointed Chief of Police in Virden 2012.

 

Notable Achievements / Commendations / Training:

Springfield Police Department Notable Achievements:

 

Chief Mark Bridges
Sergeant VanHuss

Bio:

Sergeant VanHuss was hired full-time with the department in 1991.

 

Notable Achievements / Commendations / Training:

Sergeant Brad VanHuss
Sergeant Coleman

Bio:

Sergeant Coleman was hired full-time with the department in April of 1991. Prior to that he was a part-time officer starting in March of 1990. During Sergeant Coleman's career he has also been a part-time officer with Palmyra PD, Girard PD and Nilwood PD. Sergeant Coleman also served as the Chief of Police of Thayer.

 

Notable Achievements / Commendations / Training:

  • Attended Basic Juvenile Officer Class
Sergeant Tim Coleman
Officer Berns

Bio:

Officer Berns was hired full-time with the department in 1989.

 

Notable Achievements / Commendations / Training:

Officer Darrell Berns
Officer Albers

Bio:

Officer Albers was hired full-time with the department in 2005, where he had been a part-time officer since 2000. Prior to joining the department he was a full-time officer with the Girard Police Department. Officer Albers also served as the Chief of Police in Chesterfield Illinois from 2006 to 2008, he is also a part-time officer with Carlinville Police Department at this time.

 

Notable Achievements / Commendations / Training:

  • Trained Juvenile Officer
  • Breath Alcohol Operator and PBT Examiner
  • Certified Taser Instructor
  • Certified Field Training Officer
Officer Bill Albers
Officer Grove

Bio:

Officer Grove was hired full-time with the department in 2008, where he had been a part-time officer since 2007. He is a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Army where he was Honorable discharged as a Staff Sergeant. Prior to joining the department he was, and still is, a part-time officer with the Girard Police department. Officer Grove also obtained his Associates in Applied Science Degree from ITT Tech.

 

Notable Achievements / Commendations / Training:

  • Felony Apprehension Award - Home Invasion
  • Animal Control Certificate
  • Customer Service for Law Enforcement Certificate
  • Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW
Officer Brian Grove

Part-Time Sworn Officers

Officer Ibberson
Officer Holliday
Officer Barlow
Officer E.D. Ibberson
Officer Jay Dewitt
Officer Bert Barlow
Officer Young
Officer Silva
Officer Snodgrass
Officer Jonathan Young
Officer Andrew Silva
Officer Fred Snodgrass
Officer Boston
Officer Grove
Officer Boston
Officer Brian Boston
Officer Jeff Swaney
Officer Jody Grove
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