Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions.
Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation
(DCI) Agents arrested an East Moline Police Officer, Kirk DeGreve, 47
years of age, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at approximately 11:05 a.m. on two
felony counts of criminal sexual assault and two felony counts of
possession of child pornography.
August 2019, then East Moline Police Department Chief John Reynolds
contacted the ISP requesting an independent criminal investigation of a
suspected inappropriate relationship between East Moline Police School
Resource Officer DeGreve and a United Township High School student. The
case was assigned to ISP investigators outside the Quad City area to
avoid any perception of conflict of interest.
Officer DeGreve was immediately removed from the school and reassigned
to patrol duties during the investigation.
Jan. 16, after numerous search warrant executions and interviews,
investigators recovered evidence of suspected criminal conduct. Current
Moline Police Department Chief Jeff Ramsey was informed of the new
information and placed Officer DeGreve on administrative leave.
Jan. 23, ISP DCI Agents took DeGreve into custody in Springfield,
Illinois, without incident, and lodged him at the Sangamon County Jail
$150,000 (10%) bond. The Rock Island County State’s Attorney has
requested Carroll County State’s Attorney Scott Brinkmeier, serve as the
special prosecutor for this case.
with information is asked to call the ISP at 815-632-4010 at extension
230. Anonymous information can be provided to Quad City Crime Stoppers
at 309-762-9500 or online at P3Tips.com