Riverton Police Department

  • Agency: Riverton Police Department
  • Address: 1200 Riverton Rd, Riverton, 62561 IL
  • Chief: David Smith (Chief of Police)
Phone: 217-629-9800
Fax: 217-629-9245

Riverton Police Department is located at 1200 Riverton Rd, Riverton, 62561 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is David Smith. The Riverton Police Department phone number is 217-629-9800.

Riverton Police Department News

The Dog Walker Watch program is going to be a branch of the Neighborhood Watch program. Some of the most helpful residents can be the ones that walk their dogs several times a day and can notice things that are out of place in their neighborhoods. The first neighborhood watch meeting will be Tuesday, September 20th at 7 pm at the Riverton Village Hall. The community of Spaulding will also be invited to participate in the program.

Congratulations to Sgt. Lawley!!!!! It has been officially announced that he will become the permanent Chief of Police effective Aug. 1st. Make sure you come to the Riverton Police Deparment's National Night Out on Aug 2nd to congratulate him in person.

There have been several car burglaries over night.... PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLE. Prevention is the first step to stopping these crimes from occurring. If you see someone outside being suspicious PLEASE call and advise the on-duty officer. This will be a major part of the Neighborhood Watch program that Riverton will be starting soon...... If you were a victim last night, please call 629-9800 and advise of the crime.

Please send a friend request to Officer Jenn (Jennifer Roberts) for Riverton Police Department informational posts.

The Riverton Police Deparment is now accepting applications for a full-time police officer position. The candidate must have PTI and turn their application in by May 30th at 4:30 pm. You may pick up applications at the Riverton Village Hall or click on this link. http://www.riverton.illinois.gov/pdf/policeApp.pdf


Residents: The Riverton Police Department has received reports of someone getting into unlocked cars in our community. Even if you leave no valuables in your car, PLEASE LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS. Also, if anyone observes any suspicious activity, please call 9-1-1 immediately. By fast reporting, our officers will have a better opportunity to apprehend these burglars. Thanks, Chief Dave Smith

ATTENTION: The Riverton Methodist Church has changed the location of the Halloween Trunk-or-Treat to it's rain location at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 335 S. 4th. The hours are the same from 6-7:30pm. Thank you to those who have stopped by with candy donations and Officer Roberts looks forward to seeing you at Trunk-or-Treat!! Have a safe Halloween!

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests. Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don't run from house to house. Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible. Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers. Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Helping out in the community can make your neighborhood safer, and it can be fun and beneficial to the people who do the work, especially children. Volunteering can help children develop positive relationships with adults and other children and help them to develop such skills as cooperation, empathy, and empowerment. And it can show them that they have the power to make positive change. All of these traits will help children positively handle the tough situations they face growing up. You can help your children get involved in the community. Here are a few ideas to get you started: With your child, arrange to clean up a local park or school ground. Pick up trash (don't forget to wear gloves!) and plant bushes, trees, and other plants. Help your children to create a mural recognizing the contributions of everyone in your community. Include people of all ages, professions, ethnicities, religions, and physical and mental abilities. Find a public place that will let you display it or donate a wall to the project. Arrange for your child to create an exhibit at his or her school or your local library. It could be about a different culture, a current problem at school such as bullying, or anything that your child is interested in. Accompany children to a retirement home to spend time with the elderly doing what they like. Some possibilities are to play board games with residents, sing or perform for them, or hand out baked goodies or artwork. If you work with groups of children as a teacher, coach, scout troop leader, or in any other way, consider leading a service learning project. These projects get children involved in improving the community as a group and offer great ways to learn outside the classroom.

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week October 8, 2015 This week Crime Stoppers needs your assistance in helping to solve a burglary to a residence in the 800 block of S MacArthur Blvd which took place near midnight on September 28th. In this residential burglary, witnesses observed 2 black males running out of the back of a home carrying shotguns which were later determined to have been stolen from the residence which was burglarized. The suspects were approximately 5’ 10” tall, one wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and the other was red hoodie. ID technicians were able to collect evidence from the scene, but help is needed to close the case. Do you have any information which might help put these thieves behind bars? If you do, contact Crime Stoppers.

As the Fall season approaches, we would like to take the time to post the Village of Riverton's ordinances on fires... Please remember to be courteous to your neighbors (Their health and safety). The only items that should be burned are leaves, twigs, etc. that are produced on that property. Under no circumstances should garbage or other "not natural" items be disposed of by burning. If there is a complaint about your fire, you shall extinguish the fire upon being ordered to by police or fire personnel. § 130.056 FIRES. (A) It shall be unlawful and is declared a nuisance to build or light any fire so close to any building or other structures as to endanger such building or structure, or any street or sidewalk pavement. (B) It shall be unlawful to build or light a fire which creates or causes pollution of the air, noxious fumes or a nuisance by its fumes, smoke or spreading ash. (C) It shall be unlawful and is declared a nuisance to burn any hazardous substances or to build or light a fire which emits any toxic or hazardous emissions. (D) It is unlawful to leave any open fire unattended. (E) It is unlawful to build or light a fire, or let a fire burn or smolder one hour or more after sundown or when wind conditions are such that the fire presents a danger to the public safety. (F) Nothing in this section shall preclude the building of non-toxic, nor reasonable, fires for outdoor recreation; provided that, such fires shall be responsibly attended and shall be fully extinguished by 10:00 p.m. (Prior Code, § 130.018) (Ord. 88-015, passed 11-15-1988) Penalty, see § 130.999 § 130.057 AUTHORITY AT FIRES TO BE OBEYED. Every person who shall be present at a fire shall be subject and obedient to the orders of the Fire Chief and other officers of the Fire Department in extinguishing the fire, and in removal and protection of property. (Prior Code, § 130.019) (Ord. 88-015, passed 11-15-1988) Penalty, see § 130.999

Halloween Trick-or-Treating hours are from 5-8 pm on October 31st. Halloween Driving Reminders

Come and meet a Riverton Police Officer at the Riverton Fire Department. The Riverton Fire Protection District is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Visit the firehouse and learn about this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme of “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Through educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom. There will be activities, learning events, and demonstrations. Come to the open house and enjoy a hot dog, chips, and drink while you learn how to make your home safer. The Riverton Firehouse is located at 710 Riverton Rd, Riverton, IL.

Halloween Safety Pointers for Parents http://www.ncpc.org/resources/files/pdf/halloween/playing-it-safe-on-halloween-pointers-for-parents.pdf

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week October 1, 2015 This week Crime Stoppers is looking for information to help solve a series of break ins to garages and maintenance buildings at both residential and commercial sites all around the Springfield area. Various power equipment items have been stolen in the burglaries where entry has been made by force. There were times, however, when doors had weak or insufficient locking mechanisms. Help police solve these burglaries by giving Crime Stoppers your tips. We’ll pay cash and we know that the more rewards we pay, the fewer crimes there’ll be. Our mission is to help get criminals off the street and a safe community can be realized with your help. If you have any information about these incidents or the identities of the perpetrators, call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427. You can also text a tip by typing TIP672, then enter the tip information, and send the text to CRIMES. You can also leave a tip on our website cashfortips.us. Remember, if your tip leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will gladly pay a cash reward.

Officer Jenn Roberts proudly stands next to the back-to-school supplies that were donated to the Police Department. These supplies were delivered to the Riverton Schools today for the start of school. Officer Jenn and the Police Department would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals that made this project successful!

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a orange and blk 2012 Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV and 60in yellow Moose brand snowblade, from 301 N 3rd in Riverton IL, on 1/10 between 5a and 11a. Unknown suspects forced entry to a shed and removed the ATV and snow blade. A witness saw the snow blade fall from the back of a small tan pick up with loud muffler, brown stripe and fiberglass shell. If you know who is involved in this burglary and theft, please call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, or use this website, cashfortips.us to see information and send a tip, or text us by typing -tip672, then your message and send to crimes. You could get a cash reward of up to 1,000 dollars for information that leads to an arrest, based on the crime being reported. And remember, we never ask your name, but we do want your information.