Manhattan Police Department

  • Agency: Manhattan Police Department
  • Address: 240 Market Pl, Manhattan, 60442 IL
  • Chief: William Fitzgerald (Chief of Police)

Manhattan Police Department is located at 240 Market Pl, Manhattan, 60442 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is William Fitzgerald. The Manhattan Police Department phone number is 815-478-4408.

Manhattan Police Department News

The Manhattan Police Department just recovered a child's bicycle on Faraday Road in the Leighlinbridge Subdivision. If your child is missing a bicycle, and you can describe the bicycle come to the Manhattan Police Station to speak with an officer!

The Manhattan Police Department is attempting to locate a bi-fold collapsible table which had been positioned early yesterday morning on US Route 52 near Ivanhoe Boulevard, across from Roadhouse 52. This table had 10 gallons of drinking water and about 100 disposable cups emblazoned with "Chicago Marathon" on it. They were to be used during the Irish Fest 5K Run. If anyone has these items, or knows where they are please contact Det. Mike Holford at (815)418-2127.

The Manhattan Police Dept. has found a set of keys in the Brookstone Springs subdivision. They were located at the intersection of Spring Street and Brookstone Springs Dr. If you are the owner, please contact the Manhattan Police Department to claim them at (815) 478-4408.

2018 Citizens Police Academy is accepting applications! See below for details. There are still a few seats left so grab a friend and sign up today! It's FREE!

It is going to be frigid! This winter our team will #PlungeWith Special Olympics Illinois at the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. That is right! We have committed to “be bold and get cold” for the 22,000 Special Olympics athletes participating across Illinois. While we’re getting cold just thinking about it, we’re excited to join the thousands of warm-hearted individuals that will participate in the Polar Plunge. While our Plunge promises to be a little frigid, we do not mind because we are supporting the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. To jump into the frigid waters, our team has set a personal fundraising goal and we need your help to reach it! Any amount is appreciated – it all goes to one “cool” cause and gets us that much closer to our icy dip. Best of all, your donation helps provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programs and reveal their inner champion. Donating through this site is simple, fast, and secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our Polar Plunge efforts and show your support for Special Olympics Illinois. If you would like to #PlungeWith us or learn more about this “official event of winter,” visit for all of the chilly details. Thanks in advance for your support – and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

2018 Citizens Police Academy is accepting applications! See below for details. Seating is limited and attendance is free, so apply today!

Below is the link to donate to the Manhattan Police Department's efforts to raise money for the Special Olympics of Illinois during the Polar Plunge 2018! The "Subzero Squad" thanks you in advance for your support to this very worthwhile event!

Blood Drive is tonight at the Village Hall from 4pm-7pm. Please come out and donate!

Chief Joseph Wazny announced the holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic safety enforcement campaign will run through Jan. 2. Officers will focus on those driving impaired, distracted, or without a seat belt. If you plan to drink, plan for a safe ride home. In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in alcohol-related driving accidents, representing 29 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States, according to the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Convicted drunken or drug-impaired driving offenders often serve jail time, lose their driver’s license, are charged higher insurance rates, and pay dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, vehicle towing, and lost wages because of time off work, according to the news release. The ultimate cost of impaired driving is causing a traffic crash that results in injury or death. Here are some tips to stay safe on the road this holiday season: • If you will be drinking, arrange in advance for a cab, ride-sharing service or designated driver to take you home. • If you become impaired, do not drive. Call a taxi or ride-sharing service, or phone a sober friend or family member. • If someone you know has been drinking, do not let them get behind the wheel. Take their keys, take them home, or help them arrange a safe way home. • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1. • Buckle your seat belt, regardless of where you are seated. By law, all occupants must wear their seat belt. • Do not use electronic communications devices without the use of Bluetooth technology (hands-free) while driving.

Please mark your calendars!!

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS TO BE ENFORCED WITH ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS BEGINNING TONIGHT During the winter season one of the Village's primary objectives is to keep streets and roads free from snow and ice through plowing and salting operations. Since December 1st patrol officers have been posting warning notices on vehicles found in violation of the Overnight Winter Parking Ordinance indicating No Parking within the driving lanes of curbed streets between the hours of one o'clock (1:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M. from December 1 through March 15. And also, on all streets after a two inch (2") snowfall or one inch (1") ice buildup. With the expected snowfall accumulation this weekend, patrol officers will be enforcing this Ordinance through the issuance of Ordinance Violation citations to any vehicles found parked in violation. Please ensure your vehicle(s) are removed from the roadways between the hours indicated above or anytime there is a two inch snowfall accumulation or one inch ice buildup. We appreciate your cooperation as the Village works to keep the roads safe during the winter season.


With the Holiday Season upon us, the Manhattan Police Department would like to take this time to remind residents and business owners who are planning to have packages delivered to their homes or businesses to require signatures for delivery of these packages. While this may seem a bit inconvenient, this practice affords some needed security and assurance that the package you ordered is delivered to you and not left on your porch for anyone to take. Should a package be stolen from your porch, please notify the Manhattan Police Department as soon as it is discovered missing so a report may be filed. We would much rather take a report for a stolen package that is later discovered with a neighbor inadvertently than to try and start an investigation into a stolen package days after the package was actually stolen. Remember, you never know when the information you report contains the crucial information needed in an ongoing investigation! You could help solve a crime by reporting one! The Manhattan Police Department wishes everyone the Safest and Happiest of Holiday Seasons!

We hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!