Chief of Police

Chief Darren Gault fbi na 01022018_0000

Darren Gault was sworn in as the Chief of Police for the City of Moline on July 31, 2019. Chief Gault has been a police officer for 24 years and was previously the Assistant Chief in East Moline prior to his appointment in Moline.

Chief Gault served in numerous positions while at the East Moline Police Department, including Patrol Officer, Detective, Special Federal Officer assigned to the FBI-Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant, Detective Commander and Captain. Chief Gault was awarded Crime Fighter of the Year in 2003 and Exchange Club Officer of the Year in 2007.

Chief Gault graduated from Coe College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and obtained his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University. Chief Gault is a 2017 graduate of the FBI National Academy-Quantico. He taught criminal justice classes at Black Hawk College from 2007 - 2017. He is serves on many boards in the community and statewide, including:

  • Vice President Region #2 - Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
  • President of of the FBI National Academy Associates Illinois Chapter - Railsplitters Division
  • Chairman of the QC Metropolitan Enforcement Group
  • Rock Island County Electronic Telephone Systems Board
  • QC Open Network Board
  • Youth Coordinated Assessment Program Advisory Committee
  • Rotary International - Moline Chapter
  • Eastern Iowa Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board
  • Black Hawk College Criminal Justice Advisory Board

Chief Gault is a 25-year resident of the City of Moline where he continues to reside with his wife, two daughters and one son.