Amboy Police Department

  • Agency: Amboy Police Department
  • Address: 227 E Main St, Amboy, 61310 IL
  • Chief: Paul Smith (Chief of Police)
Phone: 815-857-3400
Fax: (815)857-3814

Amboy Police Department is located at 227 E Main St, Amboy, 61310 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Paul Smith. The Amboy Police Department phone number is 815-857-3400.

Amboy Police Department News

A HUGE thank you to the Amboy Fire Department for assisting us tonight during Trick or Treat. We value the tremendous working relationship we have with you.

When Darth Vader meets Officer Lester.

When your town is invaded by ghosts and goblins you recruit anyone you can. Great community policing Officer Hart.

As you prepare for the Halloween parade and trick or treat tomorrow, please keep an eye on the weather.

Officer Hart joined the Amboy Girl scouts and assisted them with earning their safety pin.

Do you need to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription or over the counter medication? We will be accepting those items today from 10:30am until 2p at the Amboy Community Center during the Lions Club Health Fair.

CONGRATULATIONS Officer Dallas. What an incredible honor so well deserved.

The Amboy Police Department and several other local law enforcement agencies received a microchip pet scanner through a program called CHIPS - Cops Helping ID Pets in the Sauk Valley. These devices will help return lost pets to their owners quicker. The CHIPS program is supported by Granny Rose Animal Shelter, Illinois Twilight Bark Admin, and Lee County Animal Control, Dixon, Il. Thank you!

SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED. Severe weather is expected to occur in our area over the next several hours. Expect torrential downpours and high winds. Please stay tuned to weather radio as we will not be able to produce updates.

OWNER LOCATED: The department is attempting to locate the owner of this dog that was running at large on North Blackstone Ave. The dog does not have any tags . The dog has been taken to the Amboy Vet Clinic. If you are the owner,please call the police department at 815-857-3400.

The IPAWS National Test | IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) The national WEA test has been postponed to the backup date of October 3, 2018 at 1:18 p.m. CDT. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on October 3, 2018 . The WEA portion of the test commences at 1:18 p.m. CDT, and the EAS portion follows at 1:20 p.m. CDDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed. The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in November 2011, September 2016, and September 2017 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials in recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month. The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency. The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. The EAS message will include a reference to the WEA test: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.” Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 1:18 p.m. CDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The national test will use the same special tone and vibration as with all WEA messages (i.e. Tornado Warning, AMBER Alert). Users cannot opt out of the WEA test. If circumstances, such as a major weather event, cause the IPAWS National Test to be postponed, the back-up date is Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

The department is currently attempting to locate the owner of this dog running at large. If you are the owner please call the department at 815 857 3400. We do have a tag number and will be checking that soon.

Chief Blake and Officer Smith participated in the Central School kick off of their reading goals for the year. Both Officers joined other community leaders in reading to the students.

Below is a outline of the City policy regarding the activation of our SEVERE WEATHER WARNING SIRENS.

Severe weather warning sirens were activated at 8:12 pm. This was based on national weather service indication of 70mph plus winds and observations by deputies west of Amboy. Please continue to monitor weather radio for updates.

Severe weather will be on our area shortly. Please monitor weather radio for updates.

DEPOT DAYS PARKING UPDATE. The downtown area has become extremely congested. Please avoid the area until after the parade. Side street parking is still available and will fill up quickly in the next hour. Please be prepared to walk a considerable distance to the downtown area. Thank you.