Hampton Police Department

  • Agency: Hampton Police Department
  • Address: 901 4th St, Hampton, 61256 IL
  • Chief: Robert Fuller (Chief of Police)
Phone: 309-496-9123
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Hampton Police Department is located at 901 4th St, Hampton, 61256 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Fuller. The Hampton Police Department phone number is 309-496-9123.

Hampton Police Department News

Hampton Police will be handing out candy in Hampton and Rapids City tonight.

Be safe tonight. There will be FREE hotdogs, chips and pop for the first 100 people. (Food provided by the Police Department) Come to the Fire Station starting at 4pm!!! Thank you to the Hampton Fire Department for cooking and hosting the event.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Walk Safely -Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. -Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. -Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. -Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. -Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. -Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Trick or Treat With an Adult -Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe -Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. -Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. -Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. -When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Drive Extra Safely on Halloween -Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. -Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. -Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. -Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. -Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. Shared from Safekids.org

Just a reminder that Tuesday and Wednesday are both NO BURN DAYS due to Halloween. There is no burning 24 hours before and the day of Halloween per village ordinance.

I'm not sure if you have seen this video, but it's a nice tribute to first responders everywhere.

At Monday night's board meeting Officer Fox was sworn in as a full-time officer. She has been employed part-time with the department for a while and helping to cover open shifts during this time. Join us in welcoming Officer Fox to the full-time spot. With that being said, if you know of someone or you yourself is already a state certified police officer we are still looking for fill another full-time spot. Please contact Chief Perley at dperley@hamptonil.org if qualified.

Slowdown and enjoy the beautiful morning!!

At Monday night's Village Board meeting, Chief Dave Perley was appointed as the current Chief. Welcome and congratulations to Chief Perley. Additionally, Officer Mickey Johnston was sworn on as a Part-time Officer to assist with covering open shifts. Mickey was previously part of the department and we welcome him back.

Remember that starting today Route 84 is closed through Port Byron. Use the detours that are marked or avoid the area if able. Additionally, harvesting has started and deer are everywhere; including walking around the residential areas due to being displaced. Please drive carefully.

Please remember some key points about Golf Cart use in Hampton: - Permit is required and cart needs to be registered with Village - Must follow rules of the road, including stopping at stop signs and driver must have a valid license - Carts operated sunrise to sunset - Carts MAY NOT be operated on any sidewalk or bike path - Carts may not be operated on any grassy or non-paved portion of any park - Can NOT be operated on State Avenue (route 84), 4th Street or Hubbard Rd (due to them being State and County Roads) -May not operate while intoxicated. You can still get a DUI on a golf cart -Must be insured, Headlights and taillights must be used during operation

For your information, this starts next week.

For those that commute through here for work:

Be aware, starting Monday!

At Monday nights board meeting, our board accepted the resignation of Chief Engle. We at the Village of Hampton Police Department wish Chief Engle the best in his new adventure. The board also appointed Officer Perley as our Interim Police Chief. Please help us welcome Chief Perley as he assumes the chief duties this week.

Today marks 17 years since 9/11 happened. The High School Seniors this year were babies when this occurred and have never known life prior to 9/11. #NeverForget what the country went though that day. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks, including the 19 terrorist hijackers aboard the four airplanes. At the World Trade Center, 2,763 died after the two planes slammed into the twin towers. That figure includes 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers trapped on higher floors. At the Pentagon, 189 people were killed, including 64 on American Airlines Flight 77, the airliner that struck the building. On Flight 93, 44 people died when the plane crash-landed in Pennsylvania Information and video from the History channel can be found at https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/9-11-attacks if interested.

Did you know that some vehicles don't have a door lock that you can pull up to unlock the car if the key fob goes dead? Do you know how to open the doors in your car if that were to occur and you do not have a knob or way to unlock? This video and story serves as a reminder to know the safety features in your vehicle.

Not sure why the previous link didn't work. Let's try it again. If it's typed into the address bar I know it will work. This is the website for Village of Rapids City. http://www.rapidscity.us

Part of our community care-taking effort is talking with students when requested. Thank you to Officer Fox from Hampton Police Department and Deputy Rivera from Rock Island County Sheriffs Department for speaking with the children at Lucky Charms Daycare in Rapids City.

Just a reminder for the weekend.