99-27-21) Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Lori Knapke has been promoted to Captain.

Captain Knapke was promoted to Sergeant to oversee the Civil division in 2007 and then in 2012, she was promoted to Lieutenant as the Civil division grew. Her list of responsibilities has doubled over the years. From Violent Offender registry and Arson registry that has been added in addition to the sex offender registry. As well as, her overseeing the transportation division that was created to handle all extraditions, prison transports, etc. She is also responsible for Court House Security.