Chillicothe Police Department

  • Agency: Chillicothe Police Department
  • Address: 823 N Second St., Chillicothe, 61523 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 309.274.2129

Chillicothe Police Department is located at 823 N Second St., Chillicothe, 61523 IL. The Chillicothe Police Department phone number is 309.274.2129.

Chillicothe Police Department News

Spring Forward! When local standard time is about to reach Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 11, 2018 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Almost time to find those Easter eggs!

CHILLICOTHE CEMETERY CLEANUP The City of Chillicothe will be conducting its annual cleanup of the Cemetery beginning April 9, 2018. Residents are asked to remove anything they might want to save, as all items left on the graves will be discarded after, April 8, 2018. Margaret Hurd, City Clerk City of Chillicothe

Signs designating Illinois State Route 29 in Chillicothe as SCPO William “Ryan” Owens Memorial Highway will be erected in 2018.

Happening May 8, 2018: The 2018 Run to Remember is the 12th annual event to remember fallen officers. All proceeds from the Run to Remember race benefit the Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization that helps families of fallen officers to live, love, and renew life. Their website is:

4 years ago today K9 Dark joined the force!

K9 Dark celebrating DrSeuss ' Birthday.

FYI road closures While these aren't in the city of Chillicothe, they are in the immediate area.

Press Release Last night, February 23rd, our officers arrested two juveniles in connection with the vehicle burglaries that have occured in the recent weeks. Due to their ages, names will not be released. Please continue to take your valuables out of your vehicle and lock your doors. If you see anything suspicious don't hesitate to call.

Ready for some Chili? Heritage Health is hosting a Community Chili Cook-Off Thursday, March 1st.

Riverside Chevrolet, Inc is putting on a car care clinic Saturday March 3rd. A great idea for new driver's and anyone needing a refresher on the basics. They will be there to help teach the following: 1) Changing a spare tire 2) Jump starting a vehicle with a dead battery 3) Checking your fluids, oil, washer fluid etc & Tire Pressure 4) Pumping gas do's and dont's We will also be there to answer any questions about traffic laws you may have.

K9 Dark wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

This months neighborhood watch meeting has been cancelled.

PRESS RELEASE On February 6, 2018 at approximately 2:20pm a vehicle burglary occurred in the parking lot of Pearce Community Center. The suspects broke the rear window of the victim’s vehicle and took clothing and a purse containing credit cards, cash, and other personal items. The suspects were believed to be driving a white Dodge Grand Caravan without a front registration plate. We are asking for the communities help in identifying the three persons we believe are in involved in this vehicle burglary. Please review the photographs attached. If you have any information on the individuals in the photographs please contact us in the following ways: Phone: 309.274.2129 Email: Crime Tips: Or via Facebook Messenger edit: The vehicle burglary was discovered at 2:20pm. At that time it was reported to the police. The vehicle burglary occured between 1:00pm and 2:20pm

The awesome people from Protecting K9 Heroes reached out to us and donated a Narcan Kit and Medical bag for K9 Dark ! From Protecting K9 Heroes: Protecting K9 Heroes NFP Ltd is in Lynwood, IL. We are a charity based organization that is able to protect K9’s through donations and the support from the community. It is our mission to reduce the amount of K-9 related deaths throughout the United States by supplying as many of them with the protection they need. We offer Multi-Threat Ballistic Vests, K9 First Aid Kits, and Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose Reversal Kits. If you are interested in donating, you may visit our website at or checks can be mailed to: Protecting K9 Heroes PO Box 422 Glenwood, IL 60425. We can be reached at 708-480-2292. You can also follow Protecting K9 Heroes on Facebook!

VEHICLE BURGLARIES We've been hit by a small wave a vehicle burglaries the last couple of days/nights. Please make sure you take your valuables out of your vehicle and lock your doors. If you see anything suspicious please call us in a timely manner so we can investigate it promptly. If you have tips on who is committing these vehicle burglaries please send us facebook message, call us at 309.274.2129 or use our crime tip form at

St Jude Fundraiser! Desirae's Fabulous Bag Addicts​ will be donating 100% of the profits of for her 31 products during the month of February to the Chillicothe to Peoria St Jude Run! Now you can buy some cool things and support St Jude. Check out the items by going to this link: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ Sgt. Nick Bridges will be running in his 5th Chillicothe to Peoria St Jude Run. All donations are tax deductible and because of awesome sponsors ever single penny you donate to the event reaches the families of St Jude. You can make a direct donation to his run by going to this link: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ Even facebook group can be found here: Did you know Chief Mettille also runs in the St Jude run and Sgt. Purcell donates his time to lead them on the all day journey!?

K9 Dark loves dinner time!

Our crime stats have been updated for the years 2017. You can find them at the link below:

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! You can learn more by going here:

From IVC 321 School District: Due to the hazardous road conditions, school is cancelled for all IVC School District schools on Monday, January 8, 2018. Please stay off the roads if at all possible. Be safe!