Rantoul Police Department

  • Agency: Rantoul Police Department
  • Address: 109 E. Grove Ave, Rantoul, 61866 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (217) 892-2103
Fax: (217) 893-9556
Email:

Rantoul Police Department is located at 109 E. Grove Ave, Rantoul, 61866 IL. The Rantoul Police Department phone number is (217) 892-2103.

Rantoul Police Department News

Rantoul Police participate in Torch Run for Special Olympics On a wet Sunday morning, Rantoul Police along with other area agencies participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Chief Tony Brown and Lieutenant Justin Bouse ran the leg from Rantoul PD to Thomasboro Fire. The run started in Fisher and continued to Ambucs Park in Urbana. We appreciate all the honks and encouraging words from the passing motorists! Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Leg 2

Major Jackson Begins Deployment to Iraq On Wednesday The National Guard had a deployment ceremony for the troops deploying to Iraq. Major Thane Jackson was among the troops who will be deployed. The Rantoul Police Department sends our thoughts with Major Jackson!

Cop on Rooftop 2018

Come out and see us this morning at Dunkin Donuts!! The Rantoul Police Department will be up on the rooftop of Dunkin Donuts raising money for Special Olympics Illinois! Stop by, donate and get your FREE donut! We’ll have other merchandise for sale like T-shirts and hats. We can’t wait to see you!!!

Golfers Turn Out to Raise Money 33 teams participated in the Rantoul Police Department Shop with a Cop and Rantoul Kids Foundation golf outing May 11th. These teams helped raise over $7,000 for the two organizations. We appreciate all of the golfers who came out for the outing. Thanks to the Officers from the Champaign County Sheriff's Office, Champaign Police Department, Urbana Police Department and University of Illinois Police who participated. The success of this outing could not have happened without the following: A Special thanks to Carla Toliver and Terri Neil for all of their efforts in organizing and running the outing. Thanks to volunteers Brenda Runyon, Nadene Frerichs and Andy Graham for helping before and during the outing. Thank you to Willow Pond Golf Course for hosting a wonderful outing. Additionally, thanks to the many local and surrounding community businesses who donated raffle prizes and silent auction items. Stay tuned to the Rantoul Police Department Facebook page for more Shop with a Cop fundraisers in the near future!!!

Cop on a Rooftop back this Friday Join the Rantoul Police Department this Friday at the Rantoul Dunkin Donuts. We’ll be raising money for Special Olympics Illinois! Stop by and donate to get your free donut. We’ll also have coffee mugs, T-shirt’s and other stuff for sale. See everyone there!!!

Officer Sieving Graduates from Police Training Institute Congratulations to Rantoul Police Department Officer Skyler Sieving on his graduation from the Police Training Institute! Officer Sieving will now begin his 12-14 week field training program at the police department. Pictured (L-R): Lieutenant Alex Meyer, Chief Tony Brown, Officer Skyler Sieving, Rantoul Administrator Rick Snider.

Missing juvenile safely located The missing juvenile has been safely located and returned to her parent.

Deaths in Illinois Attributed to Synthetic Cannabinoids The State of Illinois has seen a spike in severe bleeding cases linked to Synthetic Cannabinoids. Since March 7th, 56 cases of severe bleeding resulting from the use of these products have been reported. In 2 of these cases the result was death. Synthetic Cannabinoids can be called different things such as Spice, K2, and Scooby Snax. Please talk with your children about the dangers associated with the use of these products. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Congratulations to Officer Brad Saltsgaver who was named the 2017 Rantoul Police Department Officer of the Year by the Rantoul Exchange Club!

Applicants Turn Out for Testing The Rantoul Police Department conducted their police officer testing Saturday morning. 64 applicants showed up to take the written test. The next step for the applicants will be oral interviews conducted by the Rantoul Police and Fire Commission in late March. We appreciate everyone who showed up for the test and wish them good luck during the process!

CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY SEEKS TO INFORM PUBLIC ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT Rantoul residents interested in getting an inside look at how local law enforcement works are invited to participate in the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy. The academy, which meets Thursday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for 10 weeks beginning April 19, 2018, will cover crime prevention, community based policing, drugs, gangs, DUI enforcement, citizen-police contacts, use of force, firearms orientation, crime scene investigation, a tour of the Champaign County Jail, and a patrol ride-along with your local department. The meetings are held at the Police Training Institute located at 1004 S. Fourth Street, Champaign, and other local sites. Starting its 32th session, the academy strives to help local residents better understand police work. In addition, the police agencies involved in the academy seek feedback from participants about law-enforcement issues. For more information or to enroll in the program, contact Chief Brown at 893-5605 or email at tbrown@village.rantoul.il.us

Rantoul Police Department offers medicine collection program Area residents have an opportunity to safely dispose of their unwanted or expired medications at the Rantoul Police Department Monday through Friday from 7am-5pm. The police department collects and properly disposes of pharmaceuticals to help reduce accidental poisonings of children and pets, prevent drug diversion and abuse, and limit environmental impacts. Residents may drop off their medications in the collection box in the lobby of the Rantoul Police Department. The program accepts prescription and over-the-counter medicines, liquid medication in leak-proof containers and veterinary pharmaceuticals. ***The program will not accept illicit drugs, syringes, needles, thermometers, or bloody and infectious waste. Any drugs that are collected are incinerated, which is the environmentally preferred disposal method.

Liz Frankie retires from the Rantoul Police Department On January 31st, Operations Manager, Liz Frankie, retired from the Rantoul Police Department. Liz started with the police department in 1976 as a police dispatcher. Liz worked as a police dispatcher for 23 years. Liz was appointed to the first and only Operations Manager at the police department in 1999 and held that capacity until retirement. For a great article about Liz's career and the changes she saw during this time please read: http://www.rantoulpress.com/news/courts-police-and-fire/2018-01-30/frankie-retiring-police-department-after-42-year-stint.html We would like to thank Liz for her 42 years of service to the police department! Enjoy your retirement!!!

Rantoul Police Department Arrest Subject for Bank Robbery On January 29, 2018 at approximately 10:15am, a white male subject entered Credit Union 1, Rantoul (200 E Champaign Ave). The subject implied he had a weapon and demanded money. After receiving the money, the subject left from the east doors and walked southbound from the business. At the time it was not known if he got into a vehicle. The Rantoul Police Department placed images of the subject on Facebook at approximately 10:45am. Within 10 minutes, Rantoul Police received several tips that led to the identification of Matthew Olivero. By 11:00am, Rantoul Police Officers were conducting surveillance on the subject's residence. After getting court ordered search warrants for the suspect's residence, the METRO SWAT team executed the warrant on Olivero’s residence at approximately 4:30pm. Olivero was taken into custody without incident. Officers recovered a majority of the currency taken during the robbery from Olivero’s residence. Olivero was later transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center on charges of Aggravated Robbery.

***UPDATE 01/29/18 6:30pm-The suspect, Matthew OIivero was arrested at approximately 4:30pm. The images of the subject were placed on Facebook at approximately 10:45am. Within 10 minutes, Rantoul Police received several tips that led to the identification of Olivero. By 11:00am, Rantoul Police Officers were conducting surveillance on the subject's residence. After getting court ordered search warrants for the suspect's residence, the METRO SWAT team executed the warrant. Olivero was taken into custody without incident. Officers recovered a majority of the currency taken during the robbery. Olivero was later transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center on charges of Aggravated Robbery.*** Rantoul Police Department Needs Help Identifying At approximately 10:20am, Monday morning, this subject entered Credit Union 1, Rantoul. The subject implied he had a weapon and demanded money. After receiving the money, the subject left from the east doors and walked southbound from the business. It is not known if he got into a vehicle. If you have any information about this subject, please call the Rantoul Police Department or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS.

Statement regarding Facebook post on Robbers impersonating Village employees Over the past couple of days a facebook post has been circulating about robberies occurring in Rantoul. The post says the robbers are impersonating Village of Rantoul Public Works employees to gain access to your home. As of the morning of January 20th, the police department has received NO reports remotely similar to this post. If you have been a victim of this and not reported it to police we ask you call to report it. Rantoul Police Department

Newest Rantoul Police Department Officer Sworn In Tuesday Officer Jacob Brand was sworn in on Tuesday by Mayor Chuck Smith. Officer Brand comes to the Rantoul Police Department with 12 years of experience as a Police Officer at Parkland College. Welcome aboard Officer Brand!

Snow Routes in Effect at 4pm 12/29/17 Snow Routes During a snowfall where an accumulation of two or more inches occur, vehicles may not park or remain parked on designated streets. If vehicles are parked on the designated streets, the Rantoul Police Department has authorization to tow the vehicles at the owners’ expense. After the snowfall has stopped and all snow has been removed from the designated streets, vehicles may again park in these areas. View snow route map at: http://www.village.rantoul.il.us/DocumentCenter/View/148