Police Department


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

About the Department

19 Full-Time Officers

Our department has a Chief, Deputy Chief, two Lieutenants, three Sergeants, two Investigators, One Task Force Officer, and ten Patrol Officers, plus:

  • One full-time public service officer
  • Eight full-time dispatchers
  • Three part-time dispatchers
  • One full-time police executive coordinator
  • One full-time janitor

Bike Patrol

Officers are able to patrol more efficiently on bikes during special events, where there is a high concentration of pedestrians such as Bacon Fest, the annual car show, and the Prime Beef Festival. Police cyclists are also used for special details including surveillance and alcohol and tobacco compliance checks.


FOIA Requests

Requests can be made with this form and need to be emailed to shelby.simpson@monmouthpolicedepartment.com

Police Department Contact Numbers

  • Emergency Services: 911
  • MPD non-emergency: (309) 734-8383
  • Crimestoppers: (309) 734-9363
  • MPD Fax: (309) 734-7934
  • Warren County Sheriff's Office: (309) 734-8506
  • State's Attorney's Office: (309) 734-8476

Police Chief Joe Switzer

At our City Council meeting on July 3, 2017, Joe Switzer was sworn in as our police chief. Congratulations, Chief Switzer!
Police Chief Joe Switzer

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Joe Switzer Police Chief (309) 734-8383, Fax: (309) 734-7934