Breanna Kemper-Damm joined the Swansea Police Department in September 2014. Upon graduation from the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois-Champaign, Breanna was assigned to the patrol division.
While in the patrol division, Breanna became a certified First Aid/CPR Responder, Crisis Intervention Officer, ARIDE Officer, Juvenile Officer, Basic Field Training Officer, Co-founder of the Swansea Explorer Post #1138, Bike Patrol Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, Sexual Assault Investigator, and participated in numerous community-oriented events, including the Girl Scouts of America, Special Olympics, Youth Academy, Citizen's Academy, Christmas Program, and Coffee with a Cop.
While assigned to patrol, Breanna received awards for DUI enforcement (Alliance against Intoxicated Motorists), exemplary performance awards, as well as the 2018 and 2019 Swansea Officer of the Year award and the Turkey Hill Grange Association Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer award. Breanna was promoted to her current rank of Sergeant in October 2020. Breanna completed the First Line Supervision course through the Executive Board set forth by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Breanna currently serves as the Supervisor of the Field Training Officer Program, Supervisor of the Bike Patrol Program, Secretary and Treasurer of the Swansea FOP Lodge #500, and a spokesperson for Women in Leadership. Breanna is in the process of developing a Health and Wellness Program for our officers and their families.
Breanna is a State Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. Breanna has her B.S. degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University, her M.A. degree in Counseling from Lindenwood University, and her Ph.D. in Medical Family Therapy from St. Louis University. Breanna currently serves as a Patrol Sergeant on the day shift.