Litchfield Police Department

  • Agency: Litchfield Police Department
  • Address: 120 East Ryder Street # 1, Litchfield, 62056 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (217) 324-5991
Fax: (217) 324-0470

Litchfield Police Department is located at 120 East Ryder Street # 1, Litchfield, 62056 IL. The Litchfield Police Department phone number is (217) 324-5991.

Litchfield Police Department News

We have received reports of citizens receiving telephone calls for a solicitation for the Volunteer Firefighter Alliance. This company does not represent or support our local Fire Department. Our Fire Department does not solicit donations by phone.

School is back in session tomorrow, so we will have a lot of students walking to and from school, crossing streets, and loading onto and unloading from busses around town. Please be cautious as you travel through town in the mornings and afternoons and do your part to keep our students safe.

Tomorrow, August 15th, beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. there will be a heavy emergency services presence at the Litchfield High School and Middle School as the School District in conjunction with the Litchfield Police and Fire Department(s) will be conducting a school safety drill. Traffic may be blocked in this area, so please make travel plans accordingly.

The Litchfield Police Department would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Here are some photos from yesterday’s K9 demonstration at the Montgomery County Fair by our K9 handler Officer Spaur and Reserve Officer Hogue.

The Litchfield Picker’s Market returns tomorrow! There will be an increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the downtown area. Also, please observe no parking areas, especially Jackson Street which has been designated a fire lane so that emergency services will have an open roadway for emergency response.

As announced by school officials, school will be in session tomorrow morning at the high school. After a thorough search of the school, no additional contraband was located during today’s incident. We will have Officers on school property tomorrow as has been routine throughout the school year to ensure the safety of the students.

The Litchfield Police Department releases the following information. At this time, this is all information able to be released due to an ongoing investigation. On May 30, 2018, at approximately 8:40 a.m., two pieces of ammunition were found in the men's bathroom in the high school. The high school immediately enacted their protocol for this situation for the safety of the students. The students were taken to a safe location and parents were contacted. Even though these events can be chaotic, pick up locations were identified and as much information as possible was released to the parents as soon as possible. Law Enforcement agencies who assisted Litchfield Police Department were the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Illinois State Police, ILEAS Swat Team, Illinois Secretary of State Police, and the Nokomis Police Department. Litchfield Fire and Ambulance were not on scene but they were staged if their need arose. Due to an ongoing investigation as well as dealing with juveniles this is all the information able to be released at this time.

Remembering those who have served and gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may be free. Thank you.

We have received a report from a citizen regarding a phone call from an unknown individual claiming to be collecting funds to support the Litchfield Fire Department. Niether our Fire nor Police Department recieves funds from any telephone solicitors and will not solicit funds by phone or mail.

This dog was located in the 400 block of South State Street any assistance in locating the owner would be appreciated. 324-5991.

This weekend’s pickers market has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Litchfield Pickers Market returns this weekend and will continue every second Sunday of the month through the Summer and Fall. Several downtown streets will be closed during these events and we will have an increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Please plan ahead on these days as it may take a few moments longer than average to travel in and around our town as our guests arrive.

Residents may have noticed our Officers in the area of our school facilities more frequently during the previous two weeks. Our agency is making an effort to increase our presence within and around these areas. This is an effort to increase security and to familiarize our Officers with the facilities, staff, and students. It is not in response to any specific incident or information and will become part of our routine patrol duties.

Many times offenses against personal property (theft, burglary, etc.) are crimes of opportunity. Thieves will walk through an area checking for unlocked vehicles. We encourage citizens to lock their vehicles and homes. Try not to store valuable items inside your vehicle, because if they are visible they become targets of those who are willing to steal. The best protection of personal property is prevention.

We have received multiple reports of individuals receiving calls from someone claiming to represent the IRS and advising an arrest warrant has been issued for the individual receiving the call. This is a telephone scam that will attempt to obtain personal information. The IRS utilizes the United States Postal Service to contact tax payers and does not solicit by phone. If you receive an unsolicited phone call, do not provide the caller with any of your personal information. It is not necessary that the call or number be reported to the police as scammers utilize a system that conceals the actual phone number they are using to place these types of calls.

With the predicted precipitation and potential for freezing rain, we would encourage everyone to drive safely and limit any unnecessary travel. Our city crews have been working diligently throughout the day to prepare our roadways for this potential inclement weather, but even after being prepped; roadways can be slick and hazardous conditions still exist. For current road conditions, you may visit

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year. Stay safe in your travels and always utilize a designated driver. Several agencies will be patrolling our area to ensure our roadways are safe.

To anonymously report criminal activity, anyone can contact our partners in crime:

This rabbit was brought into the police department this evening, which is definitely a first for us. If anyone knows the owner and could let them know that we have it, that would be great!

Tonight we recognized Officer Shane Grammer and his partner Arie for ten years of dedicated service to our k9 program. Officer Grammer and Arie have performed at a high level working together. They have diligently performed narcotics detection, tracked suspected criminals, located essential items of evidence, educated the public, and located missing person(s). They have set a very high standard of performance and for that we are eternally grateful. We also introduced Officer Zack Spaur and his new partner Wookie. We are confident they will carry the torch well. Congratulations on your retirement Arie and a heartfelt thank you from us all for your service!

Tonight, the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Christmas Parade. The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. and travel north on State Street from Columbia Street to Kirkham Street and end at the Moose Lodge. Come out and enjoy the parade. State street will be closed to traffic during this event. Motorist should be prepared for an increase in pedestrian traffic along the route.

Happy Thanksgiving to your family from ours. Have a safe and happy holiday!

The deadline is approaching to submit an application for the position of Police Officer. Our eligibility list is valid for a period of two years. Apply today!