Danville Police Department

  • Agency: Danville Police Department
  • Address: 2 South St, Danville, 61832 IL
  • Chief: Larry Thomason (Chief of Police)

Danville Police Department is located at 2 South St, Danville, 61832 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Larry Thomason. The Danville Police Department phone number is 217-431-2250.

Danville Police Department News


DANVILLE - On Monday, February 19th, at approx. 2 am, the liquor store located in the 600 block of east Voorhees St in Danville was burglarized. The suspects stole over $10,000 in alcohol. The suspects left the area in the minivan shown in the attached image. If you know anything about this burglary, please contact Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 446-TIPS. 2018-01313

HOUSE FIRE (2018/03/03) Submit a Tip DANVILLE - On Saturday, March 3rd, at approx. 1:50 am, Danville Fire was dispatched to 525 Harmon St reference an active house fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be Arson. Danville Fire and Danville Police are asking for anyone, who may have information regarding this fire, to contact Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 446-TIPS. 201801667 http://vermilioncounty.crimestoppersweb.com/sitemenu.aspx?P=unsolved&ID=656

***COUNTERFEIT BILLS (2018/01/30) Submit a Tip DANVILLE - This individual passed a counterfeit $100 bill at Jocko's on Tuesday, 1/30/18 at approx. 2:30 in the afternoon. The suspect vehicle is a maroon Buick Rainier. The suspect is innocent until proven guilty http://vccrimestoppers.org/sitemenu.aspx?P=unsolved&ID=656

***COUNTERFEIT (2018/01/30) Submit a Tip DANVILLE - On Tuesday, 1/30/18, at approx. 1:48 pm, this individual passed a counterfeit $100 bill at the Arby's located in the 3100 block of north Vermilion St in Danville. http://vccrimestoppers.org/sitemenu.aspx?P=unsolved&ID=656

***** UPDATE 1/26/18 ***** The bell has been recovered by officers from the Danville Police Department as well as agents of VMEG. The investigation continues so please contact Crime Stoppers if you have any information regarding this theft. Danville - At some point Tuesday, 1/16 or Wednesday, 1/17, the church bell on display at Vermilion Heights Christian Church on Oakwood Ave was stolen. Please contact either Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 446-TIPS or the Danville Police Department at 431-2245 if you have any information regarding this theft. Help the Danville Police and Crimestoppers: http://vccrimestoppers.org/sitemenu.aspx?P=unsolved&ID=656


***WANTED: Robbery Suspect*** http://www.vccrimestoppers.org/Pictures/201711301557460.jpg If you have any information on this suspect, please call CRIME STOPPERS 217-446-TIPS At approx. 4:50pm on Wednesday, this individual robbed the Subway restaurant located on South Gilbert st. in Danville. The suspect left in what appears to be a silver GMC Envoy. He was described as being approx. 6'00" tall, 200 lbs. with brown hair.

***SCAM ALERT*** “Danville Police are cautioning residence of a scam where fraudulent calls are made by people identifying themselves as representatives from Ameren. The victims are told that their power bill has not been paid and that they need to make an immediate payment in order to keep their power from being turned off. The caller may ask for personal information, credit / debit card numbers, or for the bill to be paid using a prepaid debit card or a wire transfer. Do NOT provide any information to the caller. The following link contains a number for Ameren that you can call in the event you receive one of these calls.” https://www.ameren.com/customer-service/stop-scammers

The Danville Police Association Charitable Organization is currently soliciting for "Clothes For Kids" and the school supply program. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at 137 N. Vermilion Danville Illinois.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER. *** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31, 2017 *** The Danville Police are accepting applications for Probationary Police Officers. Deadline for applications is AUGUST 31, 2017. Applications can be found on the City of Danville website: http://www.cityofdanville.org/employment.html The Application packet link: http://www.cityofdanville.org/uploads/6/7/5/0/6750232/2017_complete_probationary_police_applicant_packet.pdf Lateral Transfer Applicants: http://www.cityofdanville.org/uploads/6/7/5/0/6750232/applicant_packet_for_police_lateral_transfer.pdf

6/11/2017 - THEFT Click to View Movie DANVILLE - See attached video of an individual stealing flower pots from Pape`s Funeral Home, 10 E Williams. See Video of suspect at: http://vccrimestoppers.org/Pictures/201706131534411.mp4 Please contact Crimestoppers if you have any information on this crime. http://vccrimestoppers.org/unsolved.aspx

***ROBBERY, DANILLE POLICE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP*** “Danville Police are seeking information from the resident who had contact with a male / black individual early Wednesday morning between midnight and 2 am and provided him with clothing. Danville Police believe this individual may have been involved in the Burger King Robbery. He was on foot in the area of Burger King when the police arrived and fled into the woods to the north towards the Heritage Trace Subdivision. He had been on foot when police believe he approached a residence and knocked on the door asking for warmer clothing. Please call the Danville Police at 431-2245 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 446-8477 (TIPS) if you have any information regarding this incident.”

2/6/17 - THEFT http://vccrimestoppers.org/unsolved.aspx DANVILLE - This individual was a passenger in the white van. The van was seen following delivery trucks in Danville. The suspect is dropped off nearby. The suspect then walks up to the residence and opens the package left behind. The suspect will then either leave the package behind or steal the contents. If you see the car, please call 911.

10/29/2016 - Violation of the Credit Card Act Click to Enlarge DANVILLE - This individual used a stolen credit card at the Meijer gas station as well as Lowes. http://vccrimestoppers.org 201610812

11/4/2016 - $1,000 REWARD The owner of the Popeyes restaurant in Danville has offered a monetary reward for information resulting in an arrest of the suspects involved in their recent Robberies. Popeyes is working in conjunction with Vermilion County Crime Stoppers to solicit information regarding these two crimes. Citizens with information are being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 446-8477 (TIPS). Popeyes has offered a reward of up to $1,000. Help solve this crime: http://vccrimestoppers.org/unsolved.aspx

11/2/2016 - ARMED ROBBERY DANVILLE - On Wednesday evening at approx. 11:40 pm, the Popeyes restaurant on north Vermilion was robbed again. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was described as wearing all black with a red and white "Halloween" mask. 201610994 Help solve this crime: http://vccrimestoppers.org/unsolved.aspx

*******SCAM ALERT******* The Danville Police Department has received several calls for service within the past week where people have received calls advising that a relative has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. In one incident, the suspect’s phone was using cellular towers in Puerto Rico. The suspect will ask the victim to purchase phone cards and/or money orders to submit as ransom. The caller will make reference to a specific location in Danville in order to make the scenario more believable. If you receive a suspicious call advising that a relative has been kidnapped, contact local law enforcement immediately.

The Danville Police wishes everyone a safe and fun Labor Day Pictured is the color guard made up of the Danville Police, Vermilion County Sheriff's Department, and The Danville Fire. The color guard led the opening of the 2016 Labor Day Parade in Danville Illinois.