City of Monmouth

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Police Department

Police Department 2013 Annual Report

To see the annual report, click the Annual Reports bullet on the left side of the page.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

The Monmouth Police Department wants to wish everyone a safe and fun night. We encourage everyone to take a few moments and review the following safety tips, especially with your children.

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

For Trick-or-Treaters:

Stay in your own or a familiar neighborhood/Walk in groups
Bring a flashlight or glow stick/wear reflective clothing
Stop only at houses with their lights on
Don't go into strangers' homes for any reason
Make sure your costume doesn't drag on the ground
Carry only flexible knives, swords, or other props

For Parents:

Feed your children before heading out
Accompany your children
Inspect your child's candy
Plan the route ahead of time
When driving, watch for children darting between cars
Take a cellular phone or walkie-talkies
Avoid taking shortcuts in alleys, through people’s yards and stay in well-lit areas
If your child's costume is common (super hero character etc..) mark it with a colored tape or have your child wear a bracelet so you can identify your child

For Motorists:

Don't drink and drive
Use caution when backing and entering into a driveway
Drive slowly down residential streets

For Homeowners:

Keep pets away from children
Use a glow stick instead of candles on your front porch
Remove obstacles from your front yard, and clear a pathway for trick-or-treaters to get to your door

Call the Monmouth Police Department at 734-8383 if you observe any suspicious activity.


We urge parents/families to plan a safe trick or treat route that avoids homes of sex offenders. Please take the time to learn where sex offenders live so they and their homes can be avoided.

You can go online to visit the state's Sex Offender Registry Web site at or call the Illinois Sex Offender Registry Team's (I-SORT) Hotline at 1-888-41-ISORT. You may also call the Monmouth Police Department for assistance – 1-309-734-8383.


The preservation of peace and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of the City of Monmouth.

A Message from the Chief

Chief of Police Bill Feithen


A Message From the Chief...

Thank you for visiting the Monmouth Police Department website.  If you are a new resident or a visitor you will find Monmouth to be a friendly, safe, welcoming community.  I can attest to those qualities having just arrived in Monmouth two years ago.  Upon my arrival I found a police department that was well trained and involved in the community.  You will see officers on patrol in cars, on bikes and on foot.  We strive to maintain visible patrols to deter crime but also to engage the community and keep in touch with neighborhood residents.  Good policing is maintaining a trusting relationship with the residents so they feel comfortable reaching out with their concerns.  In 2013 the number of offenses that make up our crime rate dropped over twenty percent and other offenses dropped over seven percent.

I am proud of the members of the Monmouth Police Department.  I see their commitment everyday as 911 operators answer emergency calls for fire, ambulance and police emergencies.  I see officers working to solve a citizen’s problem, respond to an emergency, enforcing traffic laws.  I see their involvement in community organizations.  The police department and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge partner in sponsoring a great family event which is the annual Fishing Derby for the youth, the annual Cops and Kids program at Christmas, and the Power for Seniors luncheon.  You can find us in schools talking to classes, speaking at service organization meetings, speaking to a class at Monmouth College or helping scouts earn merit badges.   I am also proud of our volunteer City of Monmouth/Warren County Auxiliary Police who put in many hours in the course of a year assisting us wherever they are needed.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions give us a call or stop in to chat.  We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week for you and your family.

About the Department


20 Full Time Officers

Chief, Deputy Chief, Lieutenant, 3 Sergeants, 2 Investigators, Western Il Task Force Officer, and 11 Patrol Officers, plus:

  • 1 full time public service officer
  • 8 full time dispatchers
  • 3 part time dispatchers
  • 1 full time administrative assistant
  • 1 full time janitor

Bike Patrol

Officers will be able to patrol more efficiently during special events where there is a high concentration of pedestrians such as MonmouthFest, the annual car show and the prime beef festival. police cyclists will also be used for special details including surveillance and alcohol and tobacco compliance checks.

Police Department Contact Numbers

  • Emergency Services: 911
  • MPD non-emergency: 734-8383
  • Crimestoppers: 734-9363
  • MPD Fax: 734-7934
  • Warren County Sheriff's Office: 734-8506
  • State's Attorney's Office:734-8476



Bill Feithen

Police Chief

Phone: 309-734-8383

Fax: 309-734-7934

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Joe Switzer

Deputy Chief

Phone: 309-734-8383

Fax: 309-734-7934

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Julie Richardson

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 309-734-8383

Fax: 309-734-7934

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