Bethalto Police Department

  • Agency: Bethalto Police Department
  • Address: 213 N. Prairie St., Bethalto, 62010 IL
  • Chief: Alan Winslow (Chief of Police)
Phone: 618-377-5266
Fax: 618-377-5261

Bethalto Police Department is located at 213 N. Prairie St., Bethalto, 62010 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Alan Winslow. The Bethalto Police Department phone number is 618-377-5266.

Bethalto Police Department News

LATERAL TRANSFER LIST FOR POLICE OFFICER The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of The Village of Bethalto Announces: The Bethalto Police Department is accepting resumes for lateral transfers for the position of Probationary Police Officer. Minimum qualifications: U.S. citizen, valid driver’s license, high school education or equivalent, must be currently employed as a full-time police officer in good standing with any municipal, county, university, or State law enforcement agency, must be currently certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, 3 years minimum at your current agency. Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement. Resumes must be post-marked by June 4th, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled individually. Resumes can be delivered in-person or mailed to the Bethalto Police Department, 213 N. Prairie Street, Bethalto, IL 62010. Questions contact 618-377-5266.

After 30 years of policing Chief Gregory Smock gave his final report before the Village Board. He then pinned the eagles on our new Chief Craig Welch. Chief Welch's 1st act as Chief was to pin the oak leaf clusters on the newly appointed Deputy Chief Jason Lamb. The room was filled with many family, friends, co-workers, and well-wishers. Congratulations and much success to Chief Smock, Chief Welch, and Deputy Chief Lamb.

Recently Officer Dugger went above and beyond with his assistance to the James and Kim Hensler family. They were very appreciative of his dedication and presented him with this trophy. A big thank you to the Henslers and Officer Dugger.

This past Saturday was the 2nd Annual Bethalto Special Olympics at Civic Memorial High School. We enjoyed our time with all of the athletes a little too much, and we didn't take any pictures. Here is a call out to all of the athletes, parents, and supporters to post your pictures from Saturday's event here. We are looking forward to next year's event and promise to take some photos.

On Saturday, March 31st while the Schools were on Spring Break, Bethalto Police trained with Bethalto Fire at CMHS on Active Shooter drills. The Bethalto Police Scouts acted as role players and we were able to integrate use of the camera system. It was great day of Training put on by Sgt. Scott Hale.

We were very pleased to be a part of the assembly today at Civic Memorial High School and during the school announcements at Trimpe Middle School. Everyone was very respectful as the 17 victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were memorialized. Deputy Chief Craig Welch, pictured below, spoke to the students at CMHS and Sgt. Scott Hale spoke to the students at TMS. A review of safety measures and lock down procedures was conducted. Bethalto Police shared with the students the value of taking drills and security seriously, as well as the need to report suspicious behavior and people. We also shared with the students our pledge that we will do everything possible to stop anyone from doing them harm.

On February 13 2018, the Bethalto Police Department received a report of a stolen pickup truck. The vehicle was stolen from Prime Time Auto Sales in Bethalto, and is described as a black in color, 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty 4x4 regular cab truck. Additional descriptors include tinted windows all around the vehicle, a recently painted grill, and after market aluminum wheels with new tires. The vehicle was believed to have been locked at the time. Please contact the Bethalto Police Department with any information regarding the theft and/or location of this pickup truck.

Information Release 02/20/2018 On Monday, February 19, 2018 at approximately 7:15 a.m. the resident of 822 South Moreland Road, Bethalto reported that his home had been burglarized. The victim had been at work since 7:00 P.M on Sunday, February 18th, and he returned home at 7:00 a.m. on Monday. No forced entry was found. The victim noticed a pack of cigarettes on a table that was not his. He also discovered that his 40 caliber Glock pistol was missing. On Monday, February 19, 2018 at approximately 6:30 a.m. Wood River Police Department conducted an investigation regarding an unwanted subject at a local business. WRPD subsequently arrested Thomas A. Niewiadomski, a white male, aged 40 of the 6000 block of Sunset Drive, Godfrey, Illinois. WRPD recovered a 40 caliber Glock pistol during this investigation. The serial number was a match to that which was taken in Bethalto. A cooperative investigation between Wood River Police Department and Bethalto Police Department ensued. On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Thomas A. Niewadomski was charged with one count of Residential Burglary, a class 1 felony, and one count of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a class 4 felony. Bond was set at $80,000 by the Honorable Judge Schroeder of the Madison County Circuit Court.