Captain Steven Riesenberg (’87) retired from the
Illinois State Police following a 31 year career in law enforcement. He
served in patrol, investigative, and covert operations assignments while
earning three department service ribbons. A bagpiper with the State Police
Pipes and Drums, he performed solo before three Illinois Governors
(Thompson, Quinn, Rauner) and twice on the floor of the Illinois House of
Representatives. In 2012 he performed with the IWU Wind Ensemble at the
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts in Michael Schelle’s “The End of
the World.” Captain Riesenberg concluded his career as the Commanding
Officer of District 6 State Police in Pontiac and District 8 State Police
in Peoria. His daughter, Kelsey Riesenberg (National Honor Society,
Bloomington HS) will attend IWU this fall as part of the Class of 2023. He
resides in Bloomington with his wife, Jill.
Congratulations to Steven on a successful career!