O'Fallon Police Department

  • Agency: O'Fallon Police Department
  • Address: 285 N. Seven Hills Rd, O'Fallon, 62269 IL
  • Chief: John Betten (Director of Public Safety)
Phone: (618) 624-4545
Fax: 618-632-6370

O'Fallon Police Department is located at 285 N. Seven Hills Rd, O'Fallon, 62269 IL. The Director of Public Safety of the department is John Betten. The O'Fallon Police Department phone number is (618) 624-4545.

O'Fallon Police Department News

The O’Fallon Police Department would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to retiring Fire Chief Brent Saunders. Chief Saunders has proudly served this community for over 35 years. Since becoming the full-time fire chief in 2008, the cooperation between the Fire Department and Police Department has reached new levels. Coordination of resources and integrated training between all members of Public Safety were implemented during his tenure as Chief. This is largely due to the dedication to excellence he has demonstrated and demanded from his men and women who serve with him. Chief Saunders has served his community and his department with honor and integrity these 35 years. He has worked tirelessly with the Department of Public Safety to make O’Fallon one of the safest cities in the Metro East. We will no doubt miss his experience and leadership but also understand that he leaves with us a legacy of professionalism that will be carried on by his department. Chief Saunders; We salute you and wish you the best in your retirement. The O’Fallon Police Department

Last night we swore in Officer Nicholas Lee. Officer Lee comes to us with three years experience as a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer and one year (Most recently) as a special agent for the Illinois State Police MEGSI task force. Officer Lee begins his field training immediately and is excited to serve the O'Fallon Community. With Officer Lee's appointment, the O'Fallon Police Department now has 50 sworn officers. This is the most we have ever had. Congratulations Officer Nicholas Lee, Ocean 114!

The O'Fallon Police Department would like your help in identifying this suspect(s). On October 23, 2018 between 12:15 AM and 1:30 AM this individual is suspected of committing burglaries at the Horseshoe Lounge (950 Talon Dr) in O'Fallon and Tee Time Lawn Care (1566 Frontage Rd) in O'Fallon. Please contact Detective Kathy Effan at the O'Fallon Police Department with any information regarding these thefts. 618-624-4545 keffan@ofallon.org Individuals providing tips may remain anonymous.

Join KLOSS FURNITURE as we raise money for the O'Fallon, IL Police Department's "COPS & KIDS" program which provides less fortunate local kids with a memorable Christmas! With the money we raise, the O'Fallon PD will take these children shopping for Christmas gifts, coats, hats, gloves, etc. Our fundraiser event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. If you have been wanting to buy new furniture, this is the day to do it because Kloss Furniture will be donating 5% of EVERY furniture purchase made on Saturday, November 17, 2018 to "COPS & KIDS." To celebrate, we will have fun activities taking place in our store from Noon-4:00pm. Officers from the O'Fallon PD will be in our store. You and your kids can check out emergency vehicles in our parking lot. We will also have a Home Depot kids craft workshop, balloon animals by Twist & Bounce, and FREDBIRD from the St. Louis Cardinals....fun for the whole family! (FREDBIRD will be visiting from 2:30-3:00pm.)

OPD out and about tonight

Do you have any extra coats in your home??? We are proud to partner with the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation and Operation Food Search for the 18th Annual Warners’ Warm-up Coat Drive. From November 1-14, bring new and gently-used coats of all sizes to the O'Fallon Police Department. Help us keep our neighbors warm this winter! For more info on Warners’ Warm-up visit www.kurtwarner.org.

Trick or Treat Hours for the City of O'Fallon are 6PM-9PM (October 31st). Have a Happy and SAFE Halloween. The O'Fallon Fire Department will be hosting a Halloween safe stop at FireHouse #1 on East Washington from 6PM-8:30 PM. The O'Fallon Police will be at the Central Elementary School Safe Stop from 4:30 PM to 7:15 PM. This is located on Hartman Lane. TIPS for Parents: •A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children. •If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable and agree to a specific time when they should return home. •Instruct your children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas. •If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags to assure they are visible. •Tell your children not to eat treats until they return home. •Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. •Both children and adults should put electronic devices down, keep their heads up, and walk, do not run, across a street. •Call the O’Fallon Police Department immediately at 624-4545 if you notice any suspicious activity And for you drivers: •Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs. •Enter and exit driveways, alleys, and intersections carefully. •At dusk and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. •Reduce vehicle speed in all residential neighborhoods.

Our sympathies go out to the Washington Park Police Department on the loss of Officer Davis.

Due to weather delays, Vine Street between 1st Street and 2nd Street will remained closed this weekend. The final asphalt work was scheduled to be completed today, but must be delayed until next week due to rain.

The 7th annual OPD Citizen Academy is in the books. 8 weeks, 11 classes, 21 participants and over 40 hours of instruction and hands on police experiences for each person in the class. It has been a great eight weeks! Thanks to these fantastic citizens for giving us an opportunity to show them how we do what we do.

The winner is from O’Fallon!!!!!

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South Vine Street between East 1st Street and East 2nd Street will be closed beginning at 7am on October 19th to repave a portion of the roadway for the O’Fallon Station Project. South Vine Street is scheduled to be reopened by October 26th.

O'Fallon Police, Fire, EMS, and Telecommunicators all training together last night! Rescue Task Force Training for Active Shooter Events.

Training today at OTHS Smiley Campus The O'Fallon Police Department will be conducting Active Shooter training with faculty at O'Fallon Township High School (Smiley Campus) from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. The training will be conducted inside the school with faculty and law enforcement present. Students will not be present as they are dismissed at 11:30 AM today. Residents nearby may here loud noises(we use blank rounds) and may see staff members exiting the school radpidly during the training. Thank You for your consideration.

Judge Heinz Rudolf speaking tonight to the Citizen Police Academy about his position as an Associate Judge.

Another great day at OPD yesterday. Last night we swore in our 49th Officer, Cody Johnston DSN 115. Cody is a recent college graduate (Missouri Baptist University). He starts this week with some orientation and will be headed to the Police Academy next week for 14 weeks of training. Officer Johnston is excited to now call O'Fallon his home and start a career serving you!!

Announcement: Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment The O’Fallon, Illinois Police Department and Chief Eric Van Hook is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP), sponsored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, will arrive Thursday, October 18, 2018 to complete a 2-day on-site assessment of the organization. The assessors, representing the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, will conduct inspections, interviews, policy reviews, and audits of the department to determine if the O’Fallon Police Department is worthy of professional accreditation through the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. During the accreditation process, the department will be assessed based on 67 separate ILEAP standards regarding administration, operations, training, and personnel. This is the first time, in the history of the O’Fallon Police Department, to be assessed for professional accreditation. As part of the accreditation process, Chief Van Hook and the accreditation team invite the public to voice their opinions, experiences, and other information with the accreditation team. On Friday, October 19th from 9am-10am, citizens can call the assessors and speak privately to discuss their experiences with the O’Fallon Police Department and whether you, the citizens, believe your police department should be accredited. Citizens may call the O’Fallon Police Department at 618-624-4545, ext 0 and ask to speak with an assessor. Once the on-site visit is completed, the assessment team confers, develops an on-site report, and meets with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police ILEAP Council to discuss their findings. The Council then votes to determine if the O’Fallon Police Department has met the professional standards to be awarded the esteemed title of “accreditation”. For more information, please feel free to contact the O’Fallon Police Department’s Accreditation Coordinator; Captain James Cavins (618)624-4545, ext 9539, or jcavins@ofallon.org.

Are you kitten me? This little one was scooped up trying cross the 8400 block of E Hwy 50.