Pleasant Plains Police Department

  • Agency: Pleasant Plains Police Department
  • Address: 211 IL-125, Pleasant Plains, 626-1351 IL
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Pleasant Plains Police Department is located at 211 IL-125, Pleasant Plains, 626-1351 IL. The Pleasant Plains Police Department phone number is 217-626-1351.

Pleasant Plains Police Department News

Congratulations PPHS Volleyball Team... State Champs!!

Congratulations and good luck to our PPHS volleyball team who will be playing for the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP today!!

On November 6, 1995, the Village of Pleasant Plains took a chance and hired me as a part-time officer. 23 years later, I am honored to still be serving the Village. Thank you to all who have helped me in this journey.

Trick-or-treating safety tips 1. Provide adult supervision Trick or treat is safer – not to mention more fun – in groups, and adult supervision is essential. So get together with other adults and make an evening of it. Bring cellphones for quick pictures and emergencies, but leave them in your pockets to avoid getting distracted. 2. Stay on the sidewalks The thrill of the holiday often factors into accidents as excited kids rush from door to door. Keep children on the sidewalks, and shepherd them carefully when they need to cross the road. In areas without sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road, facing traffic. 3. Carefully check candy Check candy for choking hazards like gum and hard candies. Throw away any candy that is not sealed with a wrapper and avoid homemade treats received from strangers. Costume safety tips 4. Choose bright, visible costumes When selecting a costume, opt for the bright-colored outfits and add a touch of reflective tape to the material. Stick some reflective tape on their trick-or-treat bags as well so they can be easily spotted by motorists. Lastly, don’t forget to make sure they’re equipped with a flashlight or glow stick – must-have accessories for any costume. 5. Make sure costumes are well-fitted and safe Being visible isn’t the only safety consideration for a costume. The right fit is just as important. Here’s some advice on keeping your child’s ensemble safe and secure: •Prevent accidental tripping or entanglement by making sure costumes aren’t too big or long •Avoid masks that block vision, but if your child wears one – it should have large eye, nose and mouth openings. You can also op for makeup or face paint as an alternative •Costumes, wigs and accessories should contain a label indicating they are flame resistant •Make sure accessories such as swords, canes, or sticks are not sharp or too long 6. Makeup safety If makeup is a part of your child’s Halloween costume plans, make sure it is non-toxic and test it on a small area first. Before your child goes to bed, make sure to remove all makeup. Home Safety Tips 7. Jack-o-lantern safety Young children can paint or color their pumpkins instead of carving. Or have them draw a face with markers and an adult can do the carving. Use colorful glow sticks inside your Jack-o-lanterns instead of candles to prevent burns. 8. Home decoration safety If you’re turning your home into a haunted house, keep safety in mind: make sure steps, sidewalks, porches and paths are well-lit and free of decorations and holiday props. Keep decorations away from fireplaces and candles. 9. Take precaution against pranks and vandalism Unfortunately, vandalism often increases during Halloween. That’s why taking these precautions is a good idea: •If you’re going away during Halloween, make it seem like you’re still home by turning down the volume of your answering machine and phone, covering your garage windows, and leaving your curtains in normal positions with valuables out of sight. •Install outdoor lighting (activated by a photocell or movement) to illuminate the area around your home during Halloween. •Consider purchasing a security system that directly alerts police to intruders. •Trim shrubs and large trees before Halloween so trespassers have fewer hiding spots. •Make sure your homeowners insurance policy is up-to-date. Car and driving safety tips 10. Use extra caution while driving Drivers need to take particular care on this chaotic night. Keep your car parked if you can, but if you have to drive through a neighborhood, take it much slower than normal. Watch for kids who may dart between cars and into the road without looking. Read our Halloween Driving Safety Guide for more useful tips. 11. Protect your car Cars are another common target of vandalism on Halloween. Here are some ways you can help secure your car: •Park inside if you can on Halloween. Your garage is your best bet. If you do not have a garage you may want to consider investing in some outdoor lighting for your driveway and yard. •Make sure your car is locked on Halloween. Oftentimes, vandals complete their missions with ease when doors are unlocked and windows are down/cracked. •Consider a car alarm. •Hide your valuables on Halloween. Don’t give thieves any extra incentive to break into your car.

Residents of Pleasant Plains: We just want to make everyone aware that on Saturday, October 27th, Pleasant Plains Emergency Management along with Pleasant Plains Fire Protection District and the Pleasant Plains Police Department will be conducting a disaster preparedness exercise. The scenario for this exercise will be a major communication failure that coincides with a State Level Exercise being held the same day. You may see volunteers performing various activities throughout the morning so be aware. We will try to equipment volunteer vehicles with "yellow" flashing or strobe lights to help the residents identify vehicles participating in the exercise. While this exercise is using a communication failure as the scenario, many of the activities could be utilized during other emergencies or incidents which helps Pleasant Plains become more resilient in the aftermath of a man-made or natural disaster. Many of these volunteers are not Pleasant Plains residents and are coming from other surrounding communities. If you happen to see one of them on Saturday morning, take a moment to thank them for giving up their Saturday to help Pleasant Plains with this training exercise. Thank you for your understanding. Kevin Kesselring Pleasant Plains Police Department / Emergency Management

Scam Targets Teachers...... https://foxillinois.com/news/local/alert-new-email-scam-targets-local-teachers-08-23-2018

Schools throughout the Pleasant Plains area start tomorrow..... Please…….stay alert....slow down....save a life!!! https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/seasonal-safety/back-to-school

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Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support for the returning soldiers. As others have also said, I love living and working in a small community where everyone comes together to support one another!!

I was just told that the boys will be at Bradforton around 9:00 pm for the escort.

UPDATE: It appears that they will arrive into Springfield at 8:40 pm, Wednesday evening, and after a ceremony, they will be meeting up at Bradforton around 10:00 pm for the escort home. The Pleasant Plains Community Club would like to invite you to join them in welcoming home our local deployed soldiers. Wes Griffin, Ashland Brandon Gibbs, Pleasant Plains Andrew Ingles, Pleasant Plains Chris Behrends, Virginia Matt Drane, Virginia Todd Long, Virginia Please show your support and thanks by lining Rt. 125 with flags and signs welcoming them home. Thank you for your support!!

The Pleasant Plains Community Club would like to invite you to join them in welcoming home our local deployed soldiers. Wes Griffin, Ashland Brandon Gibbs, Pleasant Plains Andrew Ingles, Pleasant Plains Chris Behrends, Virginia Matt Drane, Virginia Todd Long, Virginia Tentatively, Wednesday, July 18th at a time to be determined, the Pleasant Plains Fire Department will be escorting these soldiers from Bradfordton to Pleasant Plains on Rt. 125. Please show your support and thanks by lining Rt. 125 with flags and signs welcoming them home. The time and date will be announced when confirmed. Thank you for your support!! Update: It appears that they will arrive into Springfield at 8:40 pm, and after a ceremony, they will be meeting up at Bradforton around 10:00 pm for the escort home.

BOLO... We are investigating a Hit and Run that occurred around 9:45 pm Thursday evening in the Forrest View Subdivision. We are looking for a full sized light colored pickup truck with possible damage to the right side. If anyone has any information, please let us know. Thank you!!

Vacation Checks Going away? The Pleasant Plains Police Department offers a program to watch the exterior of your home when you are away on vacation. Additionally, you should ask a friend or neighbor to watch your home. They can take in papers and mail, water plants, open and close curtains, vary lighting and make the home look more "lived in." Make sure somebody removes snow or mows the lawn as the season dictates. Please use the attached Vacation Check form or they are available at the Police Department, the Village Hall, or by calling the Police Department at (217) 626-1351. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, dates you will be gone, keyholder name, address and phone number. If possible, a phone number where you can be reached while you are gone should also be provided. For more information regarding this program, contact us by phone (217) 626-1351 or email to plains.police@yahoo.com.

ALERT!!!!!!! This scam is making it's way around the area.....again.... https://www.aba.com/Consumers/Pages/FakeCheckScams.aspx