The Peoria Police Department is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Captain Loren
Marion III to Assistant Chief. He served as interim Captain from July 6, 2014 to November 24,
2014 at which time he was permanently promoted to the rank of Captain.
Assistant Chief Marion began his career on October 10, 1994. During his career, Assistant Chief
Marion has worked in Patrol, the Community Area Target Team, the Street Crimes Unit, the Vice
and Narcotics Unit, and the Target Offender Unit. Assistant Chief Marion also held the collateral
duty of Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
As Captain, his responsibilities included leading the Criminal Investigations Division and the
Special Investigations Division, which includes the Don’t Shoot Program.
Assistant Chief Marion is a life-long resident of Central Illinois and served his country in the
United States Army prior to becoming a police officer. Congratulations to Assistant Chief