Fairview Heights Police Department

  • Agency: Fairview Heights Police Department
  • Address: 10027 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, 62208 IL
  • Chief: Ed Delmore (Chief of Police)
Phone: (618) 489-2100
Fax: (618) 489-2179

Fairview Heights Police Department is located at 10027 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, 62208 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Ed Delmore. The Fairview Heights Police Department phone number is (618) 489-2100.

Fairview Heights Police Department News

We need your help identifying this subject. We'd love to speak to her in regards to a stolen wallet. If you have any information on this subject, please call our police department at 618-489-2100 x0. *All subjects are innocent until proven guilty*

Join us tomorrow night at at Moody Park as we pay tribute to the amazing police officers and firefighters that serve Fairview Heights! Did we mention that Citizens United For Fairview (CUFF) is providing free food??

Tomorrow. Dine at Dewey's Pizza - O'Fallon. Raise Money for the Major Case Squad. Do it. Thank youuuuu!

A retirement party was recently held in honor of Chief Nick Gailius. Chief Gailius dedicated 37 years of his life to the Fairview Heights Police Department. Chief Gailius was known as an innovator, visionary and leader. He will be greatly missed. Thank you Chief for all you have done for the department, city and the law enforcement profession. Chief Gailius is pictured (front/center) with current, former and retired members of the FHPD who were in attendance.


Last night wrapped the 7th session of our R.A.D. women's self-defense class. These women ROCK!! Photos by Ben Castic


Thanks for visiting! And for the basket full of treats!

Help us welcome our newest member, Probationary Patrolman Thomas Poenitske to the FHPD Family! We are excited to have him on staff, as he comes to us with a military background, as well as having been a patrolman with SIU Edwardsville for the past 4 years. Welcome to Fairview! Pictured: Deputy Clerk Cathy Bryant swearing in Thomas Poenitske. Second photo from left to right: Deputy Clerk Cathy Bryant, Lieutenant Dave Kitley, Acting-Chief Chris Locke, Probationary Patrolman Thomas Poenitske, Captain John Proffitt, and Lieutenant CJ Beyersdorfer.

We have fun, FREE classes for all ages! Senior Academy- ages 55 and older. 6 week academy starts on September 20th. Citizens Academy- ages 18 and older. 10 week academy starts on September 13th. MECOP- ages 14-21. 10 week academy will tentatively start in January. Call Amber Hopkins for more information- 618-489-2158

Following the retirement of Chief Nick Gailius this year, the Board of Fire and Police have opened up the position to the public. For more information, visit the city website at http://www.cofh.org

We still have space available in our FREE Citizens Academy. Call Amber Hopkins TODAY at 618-489-2158 to reserve your spot!

Who's having more fun? The students, teachers, or new Pontiac-William Holliday School Resource Officer, Carleton Rivers?? OFFICER RIVERS!!

Our very own, Officer Ryan Weisenborn and Officer Alex Joseph, recently volunteered at the Cardinal Nation tip-a-cop event to benefit the Special Olympics Torch Run. Way to go, gentlemen!

Today, exactly 30 years ago, Captain John Proffitt was sworn in as a patrolman with our department. Captain Proffitt is passionate about the Special Olympics, eating healthy, and maintaining his east coast accent. For anyone who knows him, they know he is a hard worker, incredibly fair, generous, and adores his wife and family. We are fortunate to have him as one of our own for the past 30 years. Happy Anniversary Captain!

Don't forget now that school has started to drive safely in our school zones!


2 year old Kane fell victim to child abuse in April, 2017 and died as a result. A fundraiser to benefit the St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center has been set up by his family in memory of Kane on September 29th at The Moose Lodge in Caseyville. Please consider this worthy cause.

The Fairview Heights Police Department recently participated in collecting donations of school supplies for area kids. The supplies poured in and were donated to the New Christian Fellowship Church in Fairview Heights where Pastor Jeff Williams distributed them. We would like to recognize Sky Zone in Fairview Heights for being a major supporter of Pastor Williams’s program by donating over 100 backpacks and supplies. Our very own investigations assistant, Tina Bangaru spearheaded the initiative for the FHPD and was instrumental in our collection efforts that yielded an assortment of items. The kids in our area are fortunate to have Tina and Pastor Williams working hard for their educational needs. (Pastor Williams is pictured below with FHPD officers along with Tina Bangaru pictured on the far right. Also Pictured below is Pastor Williams, FHPD officers, and a Sky Zone representative.)

Chief Bell was a great leader who was taken from us too soon. https://www.facebook.com/100001785175693/posts/1752499744819514/

Community Link came by today to drop off a huge box of supplies for our school supply drive. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Join our next RAD class! This is our 6th session of this FREE women's self-defense class. Classes meet every Tuesday for 4 weeks, starting on August 21st. Call today to get signed up. Ladies over 14 only! 618-489-2158

We are now accepting applications for our highly anticipated Citizens Police Academy! The academy begins on September 13th and runs thru November 15th. We meet weekly on Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. The course includes training in criminal law, identify theft, firearms, drugs & narcotics, active-shooter experience, taser, SWAT, and SO much more! The academy is FREE (a $25 refundable deposit will hold your spot). Call Amber Hopkins TODAY to reserve yours! 618-489-2158.

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