Mendota Police Department

  • Agency: Mendota Police Department
  • Address: 1000 Airport Boulevard, Building A, Mendota, 93640 CA
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Mendota Police Department is located at 1000 Airport Boulevard, Building A, Mendota, 93640 CA. The Mendota Police Department phone number is (559) 655-9120.

Mendota Police Department News

The Mendota Police Department is proud to announce that on Monday, March 19, 2018, the City of Mendota swore in Joshua Sarver as a new Mendota Police Officer. Joshua, a native of Oglesby, Illinois and a graduate of Western Illinois University accepted a position with the Mendota Police Department, and is scheduled to begin his academy training on April 02, 2018 at the Suburban law Enforcement Academy (S.L.E.A.), located at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Please welcome Joshua to the community. Welcome to the team, Joshua.

Plan accordingly and let’s hope this things flops.

“Mother Nature” needs to stop her drunken shenanigans. Please monitor your local media outlets for weather updates.

We would like to thank all who shared or viewed our post regarding Mr. Vodden. As the search continues, our thoughts are with Mr. Vodden’s family and those conducting search operations. Further information will be disseminated when it becomes available.

The Mendota Police Department takes pedestrian safety very seriously, especially when it comes to our children. We would like to thank our hard working crossing guards who set out each school day to make sure our children get to and from school zones safely. One major crossing area is at Route 251 (13th Avenue) and Route 34 (Washington Street). Crossing guard Holly Christman tends to the numerous children crossing at this busy intersection and gets them across safely. Holly was recently given a new light up stop sign and light up reflective jacket. Holly can be seen crossing the children with the new high visibility crossing gear. Thank you Holly and all the local crossing guards for what you do. Please remember if you see a crossing guard crossing children, you MUST abide by the crossing guard’s sign. If you do not, a traffic complaint can be signed and you will receive a citation.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Remember to celebrate responsibly this evening and this weekend. As always, the Mendota Police Department will be offering rides home to anyone living or staying in Mendota. Call 815-539-9331 for a safe and sober ride home!

On Thursday, March 15th, 2018 the Mendota Police Department was notified by family members of Stanley B. Vodden, Age 69 of Mendota that Stanley was past due on his arrival home from Destin, Florida. Family members reported Stanley departed Destin, Florida days earlier in his silver 2017 Kia Sportage bearing Florida registration of M070KN and was due in Mendota on or before March 15th. The family has not been able to contact Vodden by phone and no verification of his well-being has been established. The Mendota Police Department is working feverishly with toll-way authorities along the Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee corridor for any hits on Vodden’s vehicle. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Stanley B. Vodden or his 2017 Kia Sportage, please contact the Mendota Police Department at (815)539-9331 or your local law enforcement agency.

We are going to periodically post severe weather tips. Our goal is to keep our community members and those who follow us informed in the event severe weather strikes.

Allow extra time for your travel plans.

The Mendota Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance on a cold case. On Tuesday September 6, 2016 at approximately 12:40 A.M., a car was intentionally set ablaze in the 400 block of 8th Street. If you know the identity of the individuals who committed the arson, or the circumstances which led to the crime, please contact Mendota Crime Stoppers at (815) 538-7777 or the Mendota Police Department at (815) 539-9331. All calls made to the Mendota Crime Stoppers are anonymous and rewards up to $1,000.00 will be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject responsible.

Say it isn’t so!

Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner! It’s time to start dusting off and cleaning up your bicycles. While getting your bicycles prepared for those warm weather rides, don’t forget to come to the Mendota Police Department to get your 2018 bicycle registration sticker. This registration helps our officers get your bicycle back home if it’s ever stolen, misplaced, or found. The registration is quick, easy, and completely free!

A very good article from our friends at the NHTSA.

Officer Ryan Wittenauer was sworn in as our newest full-time officer on February 20th. He is pictured with Police & Fire Commissioner David McNally as he is being sworn in. The other picture was taken as Chief Thomas Smith pins on Officer Wittenauer’s shield.