Pontiac Police Department

  • Agency: Pontiac Police Department
  • Address: 413 N Mill St, Pontiac, 61764 IL
  • Chief: Dale Newsome (Chief of Police)
Phone: 815-844-5148

Pontiac Police Department is located at 413 N Mill St, Pontiac, 61764 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Dale Newsome. The Pontiac Police Department phone number is 815-844-5148.

Pontiac Police Department News

NEED ASSISTANCE Due to a house fire at 722 W. Henry, the family is in need of children's clothing. Any donations may be dropped off at the police/fire station 413 N. Mill. Lobby open until 8PM through Friday. - Boy size 9 or 10 - Girl size 2T-3T - 19mo Boy size 18-24mo Clothes may be dropped in the lobby by the table, gift cards please bring to Police office.

A reminder to anyone turning right (west) onto Reynolds Street from SB Route 66, IDOT has recently installed signs prohibiting turning right on red. Please drive with extra caution as drivers adjust.

Nationwide emergency test at 1:18 pm Wednesday, October 3.

*******OWNER HAS RECOVERD THE KEY FOB************ A Jeep key fob was turned in at 8:00 am 09/20. It fell off the roof of an orange Jeep, possibly a Renegade at Mill and Water St. It is at Pontiac PD. 413 N. Mill St. 815-844-5148

The City Council Community Service Committee will be holding a meeting at City Hall on downtown parking. September 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm. The police department oversees parking enforcement and Chief Woolford will be in attendance. If you can't make the meeting or want to give your opinion, please email us with your name and address (for the public record) and your comment, suggestion or opinion. pontiacpd@pontiac.org

Get the Facts -Nationally, the number of fatalities as a result of distracted driving increased to more than 3,450 in 2016 alone. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) -From 2012 through 2016, more than 8,400 crashes occurred in which some form of driver distraction involving a cellphone was cited by police. Fifty-eight of them were fatal. (Illinois Department of Transportation) -In 2017, 82 percent of drivers acknowledge that talking their cellphone while driving is distracting — 50 percent of drivers still do it. (State Farm) -Drivers using hand-held cell phones are four times more likely to get into an accident causing injuries. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

This phone was found a few days ago 5/3 on Madison St. It works but is locked by a swipe code. If you know someone missing a phone like this have them get ahold of PPD. 815-844-5148.

Illinois law prohibits cell phone use while driving. The next phase of our campaign is enforcement. http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=062500050K12-610.2

Cell phones are involved in an estimated 27 percent of all car crashes, says National Safety Council** In August, Pontiac PD conducted observations at intersections for 1 hour intervals and observed an average of 20 cell phones being visibly used per hour.

Police Chief’s choice at Cruise Night. 1965 GTO. Congratulations to Albert Cox of Newark. She is a beauty. Would look great with lights!!

POLICE OFFICER HIRING Application deadline is August 22. Apply now. Starting salary $48,063 (Not including education premiums up to $1,500). Application only available at https://jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com/jobs/pontiac-il-law-enforcement Health Plan Dental Vision Life Insurance Vacation Holiday Illinois Downstate Pension Plan Difficult, Rewarding Work "The mission of the Pontiac Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, to solve neighborhood problems and enhance the quality of life in our city" Have a question? Ask away in the comments.

PPD now accepting application for POLICE OFFICER. Applications done online. Eligibility and information in the link.

2:12 pm. Officer reports gates are back up. UP still responding. 2:00. RR gates malfunctioning down at Ladd and Reynolds. Union Pacific 30 min ETA. Alter your route for a while.

The Pontiac Police Department is accepting applications for a part-time parking enforcement and service position. This position includes extensive walking in varying weather conditions. The successful applicant must: -Professionally and Courteously provide Parking Enforcement. -Work with sensitive and often confidential information, data and images which may also be graphic, obscene and disturbing. -Firm grasp of Department structure and responsibilities as well as City overview. -Firm ability to use computers and multimedia. -Professionally and courteously answer multi-line phones and direct calls -Communicate and coordinate with Department Personnel and outside agencies. -Provide assistance gathering audio and video evidence -Operate copier, fax, networked PC. -Utilize Microsoft Office, Lotus, Corel Word Perfect, and others. -Operate a motor vehicle. -Civilian Fingerprinting. -Other Duties that may become available. No Felony, Theft or Fraud Convictions. Applicant subject to Drug Screen, Background Investigation and Confidentiality Agreement. https://www.pontiac.org/DocumentCenter/View/807 The department Facebook page is not monitored regularly so asking questions in the comments will not be answered. Please call 815-844-5148

Add animal whisperer to the list of PPD job duties. We all expected this ability from Officer Freese. We have reports of young deer in the Wal-Mart area. Be cautious.

Source: AccuWeather

Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run donates 4.5 Million 💰 to Special Olympics. PPD and it’s officers are proud to be part of such a great cause.

Officer Freeze is up on the roof! Any donation gets a free donut. $10 a Special Olympics coffee mug and a free fill up. $15 a shirt or hat and free fill up.

Whether it’s Yanny or Laurel, please come out to Dunkin Donuts Friday between 5AM and Noon to make a donation to Special Olympics!! It is Yanny though.

May 18 5am- noon. Pontiac Dunkin Donuts. Come support our Olympians!

On March 8, 2018 This person indicated to a Thornton's Fuel employee he had a gun and robbed the store of $625, demanded Newport cigarettes and took a bottle of Vodka. His face was concealed by a cinched hoodie. He is described as 5'10-6'0 tall, slender, white, approximately early to mid 30's and had a long beard or goatee. He was wearing a jacket over the hoodie. Any information contact Lead Investigator Mike Henson- 815-844-5148.

Congratulations to LACC Law Enforcement. At SkillsUSA in Springfield, LACC swept first through fifth place. Champion Mason Vilt will go on to represent Illinois in the SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, KY on June 25-30, 2018. L-R Stephanie Davies 4th, Jeffery Durham 3rd, Alec Bristow 2nd, Mason Vilt 1st, Lexi Mennenga 5th. Great job to you and Mr. Jack Bristow!

Howard and Elm is all clear

Traffic crash Howard Street at Elm. Use alternate route if possible. Emergency crews on scene. 7:50 am