Aaron Kustermann

LEIU Central Zone Chairperson
Chief of Intelligence, Illinois State Police

Aaron Kustermann was appointed as the LEIU Central Zone Vice Chairman in January, 2013 and was elected to the position in April, 2013. He has served since 2009 as the Chief Intelligence Officer to the Illinois State Police (ISP). In this capacity he oversees the state’s 24x7 fusion center, the ISP’s field intelligence personnel, JTTF officers, and other work units. Mr. Kustermann began his career with the ISP in 1996 in a Metro St. Louis, MO intelligence center. In 2001, Mr. Kustermann became the manager of that center and spent much of 2002 assisting the ISP in the conceptual construction of the Illinois fusion center named the Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC). Mr. Kustermann serves as an at-large member to the Executive Board of the Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Community of Interest and the national information sharing and collaboration community of homeland security intelligence analysts. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security graduate program. Mr. Kustermann is a member of an advisory group to the DHS Science and Technology directorate providing advice and insight into the current gaps in technologies and equipment for domestic public safety.