Sherman Police Department

  • Agency: Sherman Police Department
  • Address: 2629 East Andrew Road, 401 St. Johns Drive, Sherman, 62684 IL
  • Chief: Eric Smith (Chief of Police)

Sherman Police Department is located at 2629 East Andrew Road, 401 St. Johns Drive, Sherman, 62684 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Eric Smith. The Sherman Police Department phone number is 217.496.3256.

Sherman Police Department News

Use caution on Sherman Boulevard. Public works crews are working in the center median. Slow down for safety. Police are monitoring traffic.

It's time to remind everyone to remember winter driving skills. Slow down, increase your stopping distance and stay alert for changing road conditions.

Tomorrow is the day for the charity fundraiser. It is always a fun time and a great cause.

Press Release October 31, 2018 Sherman – Emergency Public Service Announcement The Sherman Police Department received a report from a resident tonight who found a metal object in their child’s candy. This is the first and only report of this type of incident and no injuries were reported. Below are photographs of the incident. The candy was a single package of a “Reese’s Stuffed with Pieces.” Parents, please be vigilant and always check your children’s candy. If you find a piece of tampered candy, report it to your local Police Department immediately. Deputy Chief of Police Chris Fulscher, Public Safety Trustee Jay Timm, and Village President Trevor Clatfelter have been in contact with Hersey Company after-hours personnel and are awaiting return correspondence. Public Information Officer – Village President Trevor Clatfelter (217)496-3256

Tonight Sherman PD training was conducted at Sherman Elementary School. Officers practiced skills and learned current school safety procedures. Thanks to Mr. Ibbotson for spending a some time with us.

Since we’re celebrating Halloween this week, did you know.. 🎃 The first Jack-O-Lanterns were actually made from Turnips 🎃 Trick-or-Treating, as we know it today, became popular in the 1930’s 🎃 The largest pumpkin ever recorded weighed 2,528 pounds 🎃 50% of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy, while 24% prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% prefer gum 🎃 Over 170 million Americans celebrate Halloween, spending roughly $8.6 billion on costumes, candy, and decorations. 1/4 of all candy purchased every year is bought specifically for Halloween

Today is the day. Drop off all of your unused prescription meds in the green vault at the police department lobby for safe disposal.

It is always nice to get a thank you card from the little ones...

Village of Sherman Halloween hours are 5:00pm to 8:00pm on October 31, 2018. Halloween can be exciting for children and adults. Halloween parties, trick or treating, fall festivals and haunted houses are all enjoyable. However, we want to remind you to not let your guard down when it comes to safety. Halloween is one of our favorite times of year but it also raises our concern for your safety. Halloween Safety Tips Motorists • Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic laws. • Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for excited youngsters darting out in traffic whose vision may be obscured by masks. • Enter and exit driveways with caution. • If you are driving children around the neighborhood, make sure they enter/exit on the curbside. • Drivers should not wear a mask or a costume that makes it difficult to move your arms and legs while driving. • Designate a driver for “adult parties”. Parents and Children • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to 9-1-1. • Use costumes with light or bright colored material and trim. • Check to see that the costume does not interfere with walking or their vision. • Encourage children to use face paint and/or make-up rather than hoods, wigs or masks that can block vision. • Teach children not to cut across yards. Clotheslines and yard ornaments are invisible in the dark. • Do not accept rides from strangers. • Check all treats before the children eat the candy and other Halloween goodies. Discard any homemade or unwrapped treats. • Restrict Trick or Treat visits to homes with porch or outside lights on. • Do not go into homes. • Give children a flashlight and fresh batteries so they can see and be seen. • Children should Trick or Treat in groups. NEVER alone. An adult should accompany children. • Set a time limit for your children to Trick or Treat. Designate a specific route for them to take. • Children should obey all pedestrian safety laws; look left, right then left again before entering street traffic. Cross only at street corners and never between parked cars. Walk don’t run. Please do not hesitate to contact the Sherman Police Department at 496.3256 should you have any questions.

Sherman police received a suspicious vehicle complaint this morning in the Birch Lakes area. Here is some background to prevent anyone from being overly concerned. The subject is a SJ-R newspaper delivery carrier. The newspaper drops off to handful of delivery persons at the storage units on Zimmerman Road early mornings daily. Sherman police have taken other calls related to this vehicle and driver previously. As always, if you see something suspicious, call 911 or non-emergency dispatch at 753-6666 and an officer will respond.

Sherman PD is participating in another DEA Drug Take Back event on Saturday, October 27th from 10AM-2PM. Drop off your unused prescription meds in the green vault located in the lobby foyer of the police department.

Tonight, the Village of Sherman Board of Trustees and the police department recognized officers and citizens for their contributions to public safety, as follows: Mike & Marilyn Sebring - Letter of Appreciation Sandy Walters - Letter of Appreciation Officer JT Turasky - Letter of Commendation Officer David Craven - Letter of Commendation Deputy Chief Chris Fulscher - Meritorious Service Award It is an honor to recognize their exeplary police service and the willingness of our citizens to help in times of need.

• This #Halloween, make memories – not nightmares! #DriveSoberIllinois #ImpairedDrivingIsScary

Some good information to know. Crime prevention is a team effort!