Rantoul Police Department

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

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

Law Enforcement Drill at Rantoul Township High School Thursday 10/25 As required by Illinois Law, the Rantoul Township High School will be conducting a Law Enforcement Drill on the morning of Thursday, October 25. The drill will require the evacuation of students and staff to the designated reunification site. Residents and visitors may see large groups of students as they walk to the site. Students and students' parents have been notified about the drill by school administration. The Rantoul Police Department will also take this opportunity to train for an active shooter threat at the high school. In addition to the police department, Rantoul Fire Department, PRO Ambulance, METCAD and Champaign County Emergency Management will participate in the drill. Residents and visitors may see an increased number of emergency vehicles, including a mobile command post, around the school during the drill.

Police Chaplain Thanked for his Service Rantoul Police Department Chaplain Wesley Miller was honored on Tuesday for his service to the men and women of the police department. Pastor Miller has served as the Police Chaplain since early 2016. During this time, Pastor Miller has assisted officers and citizens during trying times. Pastor Miller was presented with a plaque from Chief Brown recognizing his commitment to the police department. We wish Pastor Miller well as he continues his preaching in Centralia, IL. Pictured (L-R): Chief Tony Brown, Detective Jim Schmidt, Sergeant Rodney Sullivan, Chaplain Wesley Miller, Lieutenant Alex Meyer, Lieutenant Justin Bouse

Suspicious Person near Pleasant Acres (10/12/18) During Friday's dismissal, 2 children were walking south on the sidewalk from Pleasant Acres School. As they were walking, they saw a white male come out from between the houses along Harper Dr. The male began running in their general direction, but veered off before getting close to them and ran into the cornfield where he disappeared. The children went back to Pleasant Acres and notified staff who contacted the police department. The area was checked, but the subject was not located. The white male subject was described as having a beard and wearing a camouflage coat and military boots. If anyone has any information about the possible identity of the subject, please contact the Rantoul Police Department.

***SUBJECT LOCATED SAFE 10/06/18 at 9:30pm*** Assistance needed locating Subject Rantoul Police are seeking assistance locating Melvin Fox (25y/o). Melvin was wearing a blue and gray polo shirt and blue jeans. Melvin has autism and is non-verbal. If you see him please call 911 or 333-8911.

The Rantoul Police Department has gone pink for October to raise awareness for breast cancer. One of our squad cars have even received a makeover with special pink lettering and pink ribbons! Did you know: -One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. -Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. -Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. -Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year. -On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. -Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.

Counterfeit Money Circulating in the Area The Rantoul Police Department has received several reports today (09/20/18) of counterfeit $100 bills being passed in Rantoul businesses. Please look at the bills that are being presented to make sure they have the security features of an authentic bill. If you believe you have received a counterfeit bill, the U.S. Treasury advises you to do the following: -Do not put yourself in danger. -Do not return the bill to the passer. -Delay the passer with some excuse, if possible. -Observe the passer’s description – and their companions’ descriptions – and write down their vehicle license plate numbers if you can. -Contact your local police department or call your local Secret Service office. -Do not handle the counterfeit note. Place it inside a protective cover, a plastic bag, or envelope.

***UPDATE: Amber was SAFELY LOCATED at approximately 11:40am (9/14/18). Thanks for the shares and assistance*** Assistance Needed Finding Missing Person Around 9am this morning (9/14/18), Amber left her residence. Amber is 18y/o and is 4'10 tall with shoulder length brown hair. Amber has little communication skills. Amber was last seen wearing pink flip flops/jean shorts and cream shirt with writing. If you see Amber please call 911 or 333-8911 immediately.

Community Night Out Events coming up September 19th

Rantoul Police Officer Frizzell Graduates from Police Training Institute Congratulations to Rantoul Police Department Officer Drew Frizzell on his graduation from the Police Training Institute! Officer Frizzell will now begin his 12-14 week field training program at the police department. Great job Officer Frizzell!

Rantoul Police Officer Receives Leadership Award at Completion of 10 Week Staff and Command School Rantoul Police Lieutenant Justin Bouse recently graduated from Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command. The 10-week program was held in St. John, IN. Since the program's inception in 1983, Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety has graduated tens-of-thousands of students both nationally and internationally. The program provides college-level instruction in a total of 27 core blocks of instruction during each session. The major study topics include leadership, human resources, employee relations, organizational behavior, applied statistics, planning and policy development, budgeting and resource allocation. Students in the program are “academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes, in addition to a staff study paper.” At the end of the program, the University awarded the prestigious Franklin M. Kreml Leadership award to Lieutenant Bouse. The only award granted in the School of Police Staff and Command was established in 1984 by the Center for Public Safety’s founder Franklin M. Kreml. It is awarded to the student who best displays the dedication, devotion, ethics, sense of justice, and other professional values that exemplify the kind of leadership needed in today’s law enforcement community. The award is made by the University to recognize the outstanding leadership demonstrated by one member of the class based upon the confidential votes cast by every attendee. The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community. Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training and Executive Development.

Officer Casagrande retires from the Rantoul Police Department Officer Charles "Chuck" Casagrande retired from the Rantoul Police Department last week. Officer Casagrande started his career with the Rantoul Police Department in January 1994. Officer Casagrande served in many capacities during his time here. These duties included: Patrol Officer K9 Officer Investigator with Task Force X METRO SWAT Operator METRO SWAT Negotiator CIT Officer Casagrande was also very active in the various community programs such as Shop with a Cop, Cop on a Rooftop and the Special Olympics Torch Run. The Rantoul Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Casagrande on his retirement and wish him well in the future!

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