Murphysboro Police Department

  • Agency: Murphysboro Police Department
  • Address: 202 N 11th St, Murphysboro, 62966 IL
  • Chief: Jeff Bock (Chief of Police)

Murphysboro Police Department is located at 202 N 11th St, Murphysboro, 62966 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff Bock. The Murphysboro Police Department phone number is 618.684.2121.

Murphysboro Police Department News

Officer Taylor Riggs and Chief Jamie Ellermeyer enjoyed some time this afternoon in the Pre-K classroom at St. Andrew School.

*FREE* 9v batteries for smoke detectors for all Murphysboro residents.

Congratulations on your retirement from the Carbondale Fire Department after over 21 years of service! We look forward to you serving as the Chief of the Murphysboro Fire Department.

Great turnout today at the Bridgewood Community Center with Safety Pup "Sergeant", Murphysboro Police Chief Chad Roberts, Lt. Michael Laughland, Sgt. Craig Smelter, Michael Bergant from Murphysboro Crime Stoppers, and the Jackson County Housing Authority (JCHA). The community enjoyed hot dogs, soda, and chips while talking with the officers and staff about the future of the Bridgewood community, including more proactive ways the citizens and officers can work together. The kids enjoyed coloring books, stickers, and anti-bullying gear. The Murphysboro Police Department and JCHA would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who came and beat the heat to enjoy the afternoon with them. We look forward to more community gatherings like this.

The Murphysboro Water Department is aware of no water pressure in the areas of Country Club Road, Pump House Road and Wood Road etc. However, that water system is maintained by the Murdale Water District (618) 684-8039. They are aware of the issue and will be determining the cause. No ETA on repairs.

Please join us August 3rd for Cookout with the cops event. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you GM John Wilson and the Southern Illinois Miners Professional Baseball team for stopping by Murphysboro Police Department today to invite officers to "Law Enforcement" night Thursday, July 26th 2018. We look forward to attending this event! ๐Ÿงขโšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Fireworks Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Riverside Park. Dusk in Murphysboro, IL. (Dusk is around 8:54 pm today). Have a safe holiday.

The Murphysboro Police Department has received complaints of people going door to door selling Frontier Cable Services. When confronted, the sales people claim to be licensed to engage in this activity. These persons are not licensed solicitors in the City of Murphysboro. City ordinance prohibits peddling without a license.

Thank you Janet Verbal for lunch today at MPD. Everyone enjoyed the delicious sandwiches and pizza from Casey's along with this fantastic cake!!! We cannot thank you enough for your generosity. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš“๐Ÿค—

Murphysboro FOP Fundraiser. Limited to the first 20 paid boats. June 2nd.

Message from Mayor Stephens I have had a few people to be clear; Murphysboro is not affected by the Rend Lake Water Main break.

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Murphysboro Police Department arrested Daron Curtis Smith, date of birth 01-10-2000, of the 2000 block of Division Avenue, Murphysboro, Illinois, for Attempted Residential Burglary. The charge stems from the series of residential burglaries occurring May 10 and May 11, 2018. Smith was one of two suspects pictured in the photos previously released by the department on May 14, 2018. Smith has been confined to the Jackson County Jail.

Media Release Scott Anthony Evans Wanted for Residential Burglary and Violation of Sex Offender Registration Scott Anthony Evans, white male, date of birth 09-26-1983, is wanted by the Murphysboro Police Department on charges of Residential Burglary and Violation of Sex Offender Registration. Evans is 5โ€™08โ€ tall and weighs 135 pounds. Evans has brown hair and blue eyes. Evansโ€™ last known address is 501 N. Stephen Drive, Murphysboro, Illinois. Evans is believed to be in the Murphysboro area and is aware he is wanted by the Murphysboro Police Department. Any persons with information are asked to call the Murphysboro Police Department at (618)684-2121 or 911.

Murphysboro Police would like to congratulate Chase Rednour. Officer Rednour graduated today from the Police Training Institute located in Champaign, Illinois. The 14-week, 560-hour basic law enforcement course (BLE) exceeds the requirements set by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for all new police officers in the State of Illinois. Officer Rednour will begin patrolling the city of Murphysboro starting Monday.

Sergeant the Safety Pup visited Aden Prudencio and his PreK class at St Andrew's school today. Aden and his class got to enjoy a pizza party today with Sergeant the Safety Pup after Adens name "Sergeant" was chosen during last months competition.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event Training Offered Free of Charge The Murphysboro Police Department is offering instructional classes; free to all citizens, businesses and organizations in the city; on the ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) training for civilians. This class, known as C.R.A.S.E. (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events), is the Department of Justice recognized training for civilians. The class is approximately two hours in length and covers the history of these events, how to protect yourself and your organization, how to survive and what to expect from law enforcement during the response. Since introducing the class two weeks ago, we have already trained over 100 citizens and want to train hundreds more! If you are interested in hosting a class for your organization, please e-mail Chief Roberts at to schedule the event. We ask classes be at least 10 attendees and no more than 75.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April 11, 2018 Greg McLaughlin 618-549-2171 DAYTIME ROAD CLOSURE REVISED START DATE IL 149 UPRR Railroad Bridge Work Murphysboro, IL Jackson County Jeffrey L. Keirn, Region Five Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be a daytime road closure at the railroad bridge over IL 149 west of Murphysboro. Beginning Friday, April 20th through Thursday, April 26th, crews from the Union Pacific Railway will be driving piling for the new bridge during day light hours only. IL 149 will be open during night time hours. There will be no traffic permitted through the work area during the repairs. Motorists should follow the marked detour or seek alternate routes to avoid delays.

Murphysboro Police Department would like to thank Mark Tincher during Animal Control Appreciation Week. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿˆ

The Communication Officers would like to thank the Murphysboro Fire Department for the wonderful treats to celebrate Telecommunicator Week. Your dedication to the citizens of Murphysboro is appreciated.

This Sunday 04/15/18. 14th Annual Fraternal Order of Police Crappie Tournament Fundraiser. Limited to 24 boats. For more information, see attached flyer.

Illinois Department of Transportation announces there will be a daytime road closure at the railroad bridge over IL 149 west of Murphysboro. This will begin Monday April 23rd 2018 through April 26th, crews from the Union Pacific Railway will be working during day light hours only. IL 149 will be open during the night time hours. There will be no traffic permitted through the work area during the repairs. Motorist should follow the marked detour or seek routes to avoid delays.