Decatur Police Department

  • Agency: Decatur Police Department
  • Address: 707 W. South Side Drive, Decatur, 62523 IL
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Phone: (217) 424-2711
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Decatur Police Department is located at 707 W. South Side Drive, Decatur, 62523 IL. The Decatur Police Department phone number is (217) 424-2711.

Decatur Police Department News

Ronda Bundy’s 7th and 8th grade class from Robertson Charter School made blankets which they donated to the Decatur Police Dept. The blankets will be used to comfort children who are temporarily under police care.

DPD is currently testing/hiring! We are using a new testing process where you pick the date of your written examination. If you are interested in a career with DPD, check out the job posting at the following link: https://www.decaturil.gov/departments/human-resources/careers/

The Decatur Police Department closely monitors individuals in our community who are required by Illinois law to register as Child Sex Offenders. Many of these individuals are restricted from participating in Halloween activities which include the distribution of candy from their residence. On Halloween night, the Decatur Police Department will be conducting checks of these individuals to ensure compliance with the law. Information related to those required to register in Illinois can be obtained from the Illinois State Police website at www.isp.state.il.us.

Apply Now! The Decatur Police Department is looking for individuals with the highest integrity to join a well-respected department to serve the citizens of this community. We will be accepting applications for both entry level and lateral police officers. We will be using a different hiring process and written test. This new process will allow the applicant to pick from several different dates and locations to take the written test. The information on the hiring process and how to apply can be found at the following: https://www.decaturil.gov/police/recruitment/hiring-process/ or https://nationaltestingnetwork.com. Entry Level Police Officer Job Announcement - https://www.decaturil.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PPO-10-25-17-2.pdf Lateral Police Officer Job Announcement - https://www.decaturil.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Lateral-Transfer-PPO-10-25-17-1.pdf Please don’t hesitate to share or tag an individual who you believe could make a career in this field.

PLEASE SHARE: The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. On 10/16/17 at approximately 6:19 P.M., an attempted murder occurred at Monroe St. and Center St. The victim was driving a vehicle northbound, at the intersection of Monroe St. and Center St. The victim heard a loud noise and believed he had been in an accident and stopped his vehicle just south of the intersection. Seven to ten black males age 17-21 years of age, then gathered near the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle, as the victim attempted to call 911. One of the black males who alleged he was struck by the victim pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The shooter and group of black males then ran southbound from the scene. The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this attempted murder. If you have any information regarding the names of the black males who were with the shooter or who the shooter was at the time of the incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Thank you.

NEWS RELEASE The Decatur Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28 at the Decatur Police Department. Decautr Il. – On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Decatur Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Decatur Police Department at 707 South Side Dr., Decatur Il. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website .

On October 12, 2017, Officer Amaya was recognized by DOVE for his professional response to and detailed documentation of domestic violence incidents.

The Decatur Police would like to inform the public that Lost Bridge Rd. near the intersection of Oak Ridge is closed to W/B traffic until 10/13/17.

The Decatur Police Department was honored to give a tour of headquarters to members of the Street Smart program run by the Boys and Girls club. As you can see in the pictures, the kids seemed to enjoy their time and fun was had by all.

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. On 09/15/17, at 12:10 A.M., the Decatur Police Department responded to the 1400 block of East Wood St., in reference to shots fired and a subject laying on the ground. Upon arrival, they found a victim with gunshot wounds who was deceased laying on the ground. The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this Homicide. If you have any information regarding this Homicide, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Thank you.

The Decatur Police Department is proud to partner once again this year with Project AVA for their 3rd Halloween “Bootique” program this Halloween season by being a local collection site for new or gently used Halloween costumes. Halloween is such an exciting time for kids. It’s a time for them to run around carefree and collect candy, participate in their in-class Halloween parties, and attend parades in their communities and at their schools – all while dressed up as their favorite characters or as traditional Halloween icons. Unfortunately for some children this is not the reality of this childhood “holiday.” Some families struggle with providing daily essentials, much less purchasing a Halloween costume. Often these children feel left out, or simply don’t participate, due to their family not having the means to purchase a costume. Project AVA has therefore brought back their Halloween “Bootique” program for a 3rd year. Now through October 20, 2017 Project AVA will be collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes from size toddler through youth size large at various collections sites Decatur, IL to provide to children in need in these communities. Their goal is to reach children who would otherwise not have a costume and make their day just as enjoyable as the rest of their peers. Project AVA will take the collected costumes and drop them off at local schools, early childhood and parent education centers, and food pantries that have been identified as having a need. The costumes will then be distributed to the children that the schools and organizations see fit to keep the identity of the children and families private. If you wish to donate a costume to Project AVA the Decatur Police Department will have a collection box available in our front lobby from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, Monday through Friday. The Decatur Police Department is located at 707 W. South Side Dr. If you wish to donate financially, that can be done through the Project AVA website. To view their website and for additional information on Project AVA and their mission to support at-risk children and parents by aligning with established community agencies; providing financial resources and a community of dedicated volunteers go to www.project-ava.org or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysValueAnother.

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. On 09/15/17, at 12:10 A.M., the Decatur Police Department responded to the 1400 block of East Wood St., in reference to shots fired and a subject laying on the ground. Upon arrival, they found a victim with gunshot wounds who was deceased laying on the ground. The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this Homicide. If you have any information regarding this Homicide, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Thank you.

The Decatur Police Dept. would like to congratulate Officer Lewis on receiving the Department Lifesaving Award. On 6/13/17, Officer Lewis was dispatched to a residence reference an unresponsive subject. Officer Lewis arrived on scene and observed a male lying on the ground unresponsive. Officer Lewis began CPR on this male until he began breathing on his own. Officer Lewis’s quick actions helped aid in the survival of the man. Pictured below is Officer Lewis receiving the Lifesaving Award from Chief Getz. Congratulations Officer Lewis!

The Decatur Police Department needs your help. On 8/18/17 at approximately 9:15 P.M., a vehicle was traveling southbound in the 400 block of South Jasper Street. As this vehicle was traveling past the entrance of Johns Hill Park, a group of individuals who were standing on the west sidewalk began throwing rocks at the vehicle. One of the rocks struck a four year old child in the head who was seated in the back seat of the vehicle. The child received a life threatening skull fracture as a result of being struck in the head with the rock. The suspects are described as: black males, mid teens, wearing white t-shirts. If you have any information regarding this crime, then please contact the Decatur Police Dept. Juvenile Investigations unit at 424-2738 or you may contact Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS. As always, if you contact Crime Stoppers you will remain anonymous.

The Decatur Police Dept. would like to congratulate Auxiliary Officer David Bonnell. Auxiliary officer Bonnell was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Pictured below is Auxiliary Officer Bonnell being handed his gold badge by Chief Getz.

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. On 07/24/17, at 7:20am it was reported that a theft and criminal damage to property occurred, on the parking lot of 150 W. Pershing Rd. (Miles Chevrolet). This theft and criminal damage occurred sometime between the hours of 3:00pm, on 07/23/17 and 7:00am on 07/24/17. An unknown suspect or suspects removed several rims and tires from new vehicles on the lot. These type of crimes have also occurred on other dealership lots in Effingham and Macon County. The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving these crimes. If you have any information regarding these crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Thank you.

An arrest warrant for first degree murder has been issued for the below pictured individuals. Joseph D Fox (01/16/90), Darelle D Fox (03/21/86), and Shawn L Eubanks (07/14/91) are wanted in the shooting death that occurred on 7/2/17. These individuals are considered Armed and Dangerous. Anyone having information related to this crime, or the whereabouts of any or all of these individuals, is encouraged to call the Decatur Police Department at 424-2711, the Decatur Police Detective Bureau at 424-2734, or you can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 423-TIPS.

Today, Officer Kyle Borders and Officer Zachary Wakeland graduated from the Police Training Institute at the U of I. They will now begin the Field Training Program. The new officers are pictured below receiving their certificates, and posed for a picture with Chief Getz (Borders on left, Wakeland on right). Congratulations on completing PTI and best of luck as you enter your Field Training Program!

Macon County residents, you can now be a part of the emergency alert and notification system. See attached press release for further details.

Detective Barry Hitchens and Officers Greg Clark, Jerry Wagoner, and Todd Cline representing the Decatur Police Dept at the Pro Am for the Symetra Tour. Pictured with Christine Song.

The Decatur Police Department's Honor Guard was proud to display the colors at this morning 8th annual city commerce prayer breakfast. Pictured below is Officer Ziller (left), Officer Brooks (middle), and Officer Hackleman (right).

On June 12, 2017, Detectives Adam Jahraus (right) and Scott Rosenbery (left) were promoted to the rank of Sergeant by Chief Getz. Congratulations!!

The Decatur Police Dept. needs help in identifying the individual in these photographs. This individual is a suspect in a robbery that occurred at Hucks (204 N 22nd) on 5/25/17 at approx. 1:00A.M. The suspect is described as approx. 60yoa, 5'8"-6'0", stocky build, with partially gray hair. The suspect was observed driving a white/cream color Chrysler 300 with dark tinted windows and stock rims. If you have any information regarding this suspect then please contact Decatur police or Crime Stoppers at 423-8477.

The Decatur Police Dept. was proud to help participate and raise money for the special olympics law enforcement torch run at Dunkin Donuts this morning. The DPD would like to thank all local agencies that participated as well as the generous citizens of Decatur who donated to a great cause. For those of you who haven't donated yet, and still want to, you can head over to Dunkin Donuts and make a contribution before 2:00 P.M. Pictured below are some of the officers at various agencies along with participants in the Special Olympics.