Bruce A. Kettelkamp was sworn-in as the Sheriff of Christian County on December 1, 2010. Sheriff Kettelkamp started his law enforcement career as a police dispatcher with Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville campus police in 1972, and later went on to become a police officer for the City of Nokomis and Hillsboro, Illinois. In 1977, Sheriff Kettelkamp began his 27-year career with the Illinois State and has held many different positions with the Illinois State Police, including a road trooper, an executive security officer, a special agent in criminal investigations, an undercover narcotics agent, a supervisor for a multi-agency drug task force, and a supervisor of a platoon of troopers responsible for covering seven different counties.
Sheriff Kettelkamp is 67 years old, has five children, three grandchildren and lives in rural Taylorville, Christian County. Sheriff Kettelkamp has an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Administration and is a graduate of the Officer Administrative Course at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
Sheriff Kettelkamp is the treasurer of the Law Enforcement Training Advisory Commission (LETAC); a board member for the Legislative Committee and the Training Committee of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association; a board member of the Central Illinois Enforcement Group (CIEG); and serves on the Christian–Shelby County Joint Emergency Telephone System Board. Sheriff Kettelkamp also conducts a monthly radio program keeping the citizens of Christian County current with public safety concerns and recent crime trends.