Watseka Police Department

  • Agency: Watseka Police Department
  • Address: 201 Breanna Dr, Watseka, 60970 IL
  • Chief: Roger Lebeck (Chief of Police)
Phone: 815-432-2431
Fax: 815-432-2581
Email:

Watseka Police Department is located at 201 Breanna Dr, Watseka, 60970 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Roger Lebeck. The Watseka Police Department phone number is 815-432-2431.

Watseka Police Department News

The Watseka Police Department is looking for information regarding the possible theft of a men’s 1972 Donovan High School class ring. If you are missing your class ring or suspect that it may been stolen please contact the Watseka Police Department 815-432-2433.

The Watseka Police Department is looking for information regarding the theft of a 2019 Suzuki 750 4 wheeler from Watseka Suzuki on 10/17/2018. The theft occurred sometime during the evening hours on 10/17/18. If you have any information regarding the pictured individual or vehicle please contact the Watseka Police Department 815-432-2433.

For Sunday 10-28-18

WATSEKA POLICE DEPARTMENT is currently accepting applications for the position of AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICER This will be an on-call as needed position. Must be able to attend monthly meetings. Minimum age 21. Background check will be completed. Applications must be returned by November 8, 2018. Applications can be picked up at the Watseka Police Department, 201 Brianna Drive, Watseka, IL

Reminder: "Presidential Alert" National wireless alert test will happen today at 1:18pm. This is only a TEST of the system.

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE- WEATHER RELATED COOLING STATION News Release 8/27/18 The Watseka Police Department would like to inform the public that due to the extreme heat conditions predicted for Monday and Tuesday the Watseka Public Library has been designated as an official cooling center. The cooling center will operate during the following listed hours. Monday & Tuesday 10am-8pm Remember these basic tips to protect you and your family during severe heat and heat emergencies: • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone. • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. • Eat light, well-balanced meals at regular intervals. • Drink plenty of water and limit intake of alcoholic beverages. • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. • Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Wear sunscreen. • Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day; use the buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks. • If you do not have air conditioning, consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls and other community facilities. • Be aware of medications that may impair the body's response to heat, including antihistamines, tranquilizers and some medications for heart disease. Should you need police assistance call 815-432-2431 or dial 911 for emergency assistance. Chief Jeremy Douglas

WATSEKA POLICE DEPARTMENT is currently accepting applications for the position of POLICE OFFICER Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and a high school diploma or equivalent and/or Military or Police experience. Applicants must be 21 years of age at time of testing and no more than 35 years of age at time of appointment. Health insurance plan and other benefits available. Current starting yearly salary is $41,150.00 Applicants must take physical agility test, certification of physical agility signed by Doctor required, pass written test, oral interview, psychological evaluation, criminal record check, and drug screen. There will be a $10 application fee which will be returned upon completion of the application. Applications can be picked up at the Watseka Police Department, 201 Brianna Drive, Watseka, IL Applications must be completed in full and returned or postmarked by midnight October 1, 2018.

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE- WEATHER RELATED COOLING STATION News Release 6/28/18 The Watseka Police Department would like to inform the public that due to the extreme heat conditions predicted for the next several days the Watseka Public Library has been designated as an official cooling center. The cooling center will operate during the following listed hours. (* Edit to original post the library is Closed on Wednesday July 4th) Monday & Tuesday 10am-8pm Wednesday- Closed July 4th, normal hours 10am-8pm Thursday, Fri 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday- Closed Remember these basic tips to protect you and your family during severe heat and heat emergencies: • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone. • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. • Eat light, well-balanced meals at regular intervals. • Drink plenty of water and limit intake of alcoholic beverages. • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. • Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Wear sunscreen. • Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day; use the buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks. • If you do not have air conditioning, consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls and other community facilities. • Be aware of medications that may impair the body's response to heat, including antihistamines, tranquilizers and some medications for heart disease. Should you need police assistance call 815-432-2431 or dial 911 for emergency assistance. Chief Jeremy Douglas

The Watseka PD would like to thank Heritage Woods of Watseka for the goodie bags they provided to our officers. We appreciate your support of Law Enforcement. Thank You!

The Watseka PD would like to thank the Watseka Girl Scout Troop #2529 for providing our officers with a great "Survival Kit" in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15th. We appreciate the card, cookies and treats. Thank You!

Notice: Grass mowing and clippings Please take notice that there are ordinances in place regarding grass mowing and clippings. With spring in full swing the grass is now growing. The City has noted that there are currently 60 grass violations related to grass height and clippings being blown into the streets. Grass height is not to exceed 12” and grass clippings are not to be blown into the street or gutter. Article II Sec.17-31: (Height) It shall be unlawful for anyone to permit any weeds, grass, or plants, other than trees, bushes, flowers, or other ornamental plants to grow to a height exceeding twelve (12) inches anywhere in the City, any such plants or weeds exceeding such height are hereby declared to be a nuisance. Sec 45-24: (Debris on streets) It shall be unlawful to throw or deposit any glass, nails, or other similar articles or any debris on any street, alley or sidewalk or other public place in the City. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to dump or deposit, or cause to be dumped or deposited any grass, leaves, branches or any other things in the roadway or gutter of any public street in the City. It shall be unlawful for any person mowing laws to cause grass clippings, leaves or other debris to be thrown in to a street or gutter and left there. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Section, shall upon conviction thereof, shall be fined an amount not less than (Five Dollars ($5.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). Each day such a violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.

The Watseka Police Department has received several phone calls today regarding phone scams. One in particular was targeted towards seniors requesting Medicare information. They were told they needed information so that their card could be replaced. As a general rule, please remember to not give personal information to phone solicitors. If you feel uncomfortable with the information they are asking for do not give it to them. Please share this information with the elderly who may not have access to facebook.

The Watseka Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the below pictured vehicle regarding an incident that occurred at a local Watseka business. Any information would be appreciated.

The city of Watseka will be hosting a electronics recycling event this Saturday, April 7th from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the berkot's food store. All Electronics will be accepted at this time. This is for Watseka residents only proof of residency will be required. For more information contact Mark at 815-471-3413.