Earnest Robert McCall Jr.

Earnest McCall


Captain, Administration and Support Services

Peoria Police Department


Occupation: Earnest McCall Jr. began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer and has risen to the rank of captain of administration and support services. He is responsible for administrative and support services of the police department, which includes recruitment and training units; the technical services division, including video cameras, drones and license-plate readers; the records unit and the information office.


Community Involvement: Capt. McCall is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the Peoria alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. He has volunteered for fraternity projects with South Side Mission, Boy Scouts, and Big Brother/Big Sister, as well as programs to improve relationships between the community and the police department.


Education: Bachelor of science, criminal justice and law enforcement administration, Western Illinois University; associate of arts, criminal justice and law enforcement administration, Illinois Central College; graduate, School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University


Three things he’s passionate about: Family, friends and others


Three favorite hobbies: Reading, cycling, traveling


Career influence or inspiration: Racial injustice


Inspirational quote: “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” Frederick Douglass

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