Director of Police City of Edwardsville Jay Keeven has enjoyed a comprehensive policing career with the Illinois State Police, a nationally recognized and accredited agency, providing senior management and leadership in the fields of administration, patrol, intelligence and investigations – achieving the rank of Major. Keeven resigned from the Illinois State Police after accepting the position of Director of Police for the City of Edwardsville during February, 2013.
Throughout the course of his more than twenty-nine year career, Keeven received numerous awards and commendations from the United States Department of Justice, Illinois State Police, multi-jurisdictional drug task forces and local service organizations. He has maintained a security clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigations since 2003. Chief Keeven holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Specializing in Finance, from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute.
Chief Keeven lives in Edwardsville with his wife Shelly and their three children: Emily, Maggie and Dane. Keeven finds value in a life of public service and truly enjoys serving the citizens of and visitors to, the City of Edwardsville.