Carmi Police Department

  • Agency: Carmi Police Department
  • Address: 108 N. Main, Cross St, Carmi, 62821 IL
  • Chief: Randy Hamblin (Chief of Police)
Phone: 618-382-4633
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Carmi Police Department is located at 108 N. Main, Cross St, Carmi, 62821 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Randy Hamblin. The Carmi Police Department phone number is 618-382-4633.

Carmi Police Department News

We are under a winter weather advisory until 6 pm tonight. Freezing temps and blowing snow are making travel difficult. Most all side roads in town are extremely slick and hazardous. If you do not have to get out for work today PLEASE STAY HOME. Schools and many businesses are closed for the holiday so we ask that people stay home so the road crews can work clearing roads. Traveling in inclement weather puts you, your family and first responders at risk. Use caution, slow down and know your route. Temperatures are expected to drop to near Zero tonight with negative wind chills. Please bundle up and take extra layers if you MUST be out, otherwise stay indoors.

Roadways are very slick and hazardous. City crews have been out since early morning. Please do not be out unless you have to be. Use caution and leave in plenty of time.

On Wednesday December 6th, 2017 at approximately 2:45 pm the Carmi Police Department and White County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a mock “active assailant” scenario at The Carmi White County Junior Senior High in Carmi. As in the past the students will not be present during this time, as they will be dismissed early from school that day. The teachers from the Carmi District will all convene at The Junior Senior High for the mock drill. These types of training drills are necessary and important for both Law Enforcement and the Teachers to be as prepared as possible for any type of Lock Down or Active Assailant incident. Again there will be no students present during this training exercise and we are notifying the public of this training in advance so that the public is aware this specific date and time will be a training exercise only. The public should not be alarmed if they see several law enforcement officers present at the school or hear the calls via dispatchers on the radio frequency during these times.

The White County Christmas Nighttime Lighted Parade will be held Saturday November 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The parade will form up and leave from the First Baptist Church Parking Lot at Main and Oak Street in Carmi. The route will begin at Oak Street, leaving the church parking lot onto Oak Street just west of the Church Building. On Oak Street, the parade will continue Eastbound to Third Street. At Third Street, the parade will turn North (Left) and proceed North on Third to Stewart Street. At Stewart Street, the parade will turn East (Right) and proceed East on Stewart to Cherry Street. At Cherry Street, the parade will turn East (Left) and proceed East on Cherry Street to Main Cross. At Main Cross Street, the parade will turn South (Right) and proceed to Main Street by Veteran’s Memorial Park where the parade will end. All streets intersecting the parade route will be blocked beginning at 6:00 PM until the parade clears and it is safe to allow normal vehicular traffic to resume. All intersections will be manned with Carmi Police and Auxiliary Officers and Carmi Fire and EMA who will assist in ensuring safety during the event. The public is encouraged to be aware of this temporary restriction of streets intersecting the parade route and to adjust travel plans accordingly. Immediately following the parade, The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park with the arrival of Santa Claus. Please use caution in this area as there will be a lot of traffic and pedestrian congestion in that area following the parade. We hope the public comes out to help celebrate the kick off to the Christmas season and have a safe and enjoyable time.

The 2017 Hot Chocolate Reindeer Run and Inflatable Fun Run will be held this Saturday November 18, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am. This event will be similar to last year’s Reindeer Run and will have two separate event runs going on. The event will begin around the Cherry St. and Walnut St. area at First Bank’s lot. The first event will be the Hot Chocolate 5K Reindeer Run beginning at 9:00 am and will impact traffic along Cherry, Walnut, Smith, 1st, Main Cross, 3rd, Elm, 10th and 12th Streets. The second event run will be The Inflatable Fun Run. This run will begin immediately following the end of the Hot Chocolate 5K Reindeer Run. This run will be much shorter and will impact traffic along Cherry, 3rd, and Stewart Streets. During this run there will be Inflatables set up in the roadway and in parking lots. All streets intersecting the run routes will be blocked beginning at 9:00 am and continue until it is safe to allow normal vehicular traffic to resume. Please be advised that when the second event, The Fun Run, starts the entire run route will be closed to ALL vehicle traffic until after the last event has finished. This will take place in heats and will consist of many young children in each heat. Therefore, in order to maintain their safety the vehicle traffic will be stopped until this event is over. All intersections will be manned with Carmi Police and Auxiliary Officers, Carmi Fire and EMA, and Jefferson School and First Bank Volunteers who will assist in ensuring safety during these events. The public is encouraged to be aware of this temporary restriction of streets intersecting the run routes and to adjust travel plans accordingly.

The Carmi Police Department would like to say Thank You to All the Veterans today. To all the men and women in every branch of the military, Thank You for the sacrifices you have given for the freedom of our country. Not only today but every day. May God bless each one of you and your families.