Grayville Police Department

  • Agency: Grayville Police Department
  • Address: 101 S MAIN ST, Grayville, 62844 IL
  • Chief: Rick Snyder (Chief of Police)
Phone: 618.375.2351

Grayville Police Department is located at 101 S MAIN ST, Grayville, 62844 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Rick Snyder. The Grayville Police Department phone number is 618.375.2351.

Grayville Police Department News

In celebrating Red Ribbon week, Chief Roy Mann passed out donuts to all Jr/Sr High School students at Grayville CUSD 1 this morning. From all of us at Grayville Police Department, we encourage and promote all kids to stay drug free.

As our annual Grayville Days festival weekend gets started here are some reminders to keep in mind. Traffic is always congested in and around the downtown area. Drive slow and use caution for pedestrians crossing roadways. Keep in mind when parking, only to park in permited parking areas and do not block driveways or alleyways. Also on Saturday, all of W North St from Court St to 6th St will be shut down starting at 2:00p.m. This is due to the parade starting to line up and taking place at 3:00p.m. All traffic is encouraged to use the alternative route which is South St down to 7th St for east and west bound traffic. Residents that live along W North St, with driveways accessing W North St., will be permitted to use W North St until start of parade. This is only done at the W North and Court St intersection. All other side streets will be blocked and not passable. Anyone participating in the parade is to use the designated parade line up route which starts at W Spring St and N 4th St. Once the parade is over we will open W North St back up for travel. Then on Sunday, all the grassy area near and around the depot is not permited parking. This area should be roped off and is used for people to setup lawn chairs and etc. to view the fireworks. Parking is permitted along the streets near and around that area. Lastly dont drink and drive! Always get a designated driver if you decided to consume alcoholic beverages. Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Justin Bray is in custody. Other 2 inmates still being searched for.

Any information on the whereabouts of these three please contact White County Sheriff Department.

Reminder all applications should be in by Friday June 1. We will conduct our physical and written test this Saturday June 2. Registration begins at 8:30am on Saturday. All applicants participating should bring athletic shoes and clothing for physical test.

The Grayville Police Department will be issuing a physical and written examination for the position of Patrolman on June 2, 2018 at the Grayville City Hall, 122 S. Court Street, Grayville, Illinois. Grayville City Hall is located just south of the 4-way stop next to First Bank. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the physical (POWER) testing to begin at 9:00 AM and the written examination to be held at 1:00 PM. The purpose of testing is to update the eligibility list of possible candidates for an immediate new police officer position to be filled. Anyone wishing to participate in testing must complete and return an application by Friday June 1, 2018. Applications may be picked up at the Grayville Police Department located at 101 S. Main St., Grayville, Illinois, or Grayville City Hall between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00PM Monday through Friday. The Following are the requirements for the position of patrolman 1) Must be a citizen of United States 2) Must be 21 years of age. 3) Must have a High School Diploma or its Equivalent 4) Must have or be able to obtain a valid Illinois Driver's License 5) Must have or be able to obtain a valid FOID card 6) Must be certified or able to complete Basic Law Enforcement through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. 7) Must meet minimum physical fitness standards as set forth in the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) tests. 8) Must not have been convicted of any felony or certain misdemeanors. - Grayville Police Committee

Any information please contact Grayville Police Department. 618-375-2351

Had an awesome time hanging out with Ms Terri, her crew and all the wonderful kids at Wee Care! Read them all a story about police officers and gave them a tour of my patrol car!! Thank you Ms Terri, staff, and kids for having me and those awesome homemade cookies! Chief Mann

With the 2018 National Public Safety Telecommunications Week coming to an end, we would like to take a moment and recognize Tammy Downs. Tammy serves as a dispatcher for Grayville Police Department and is also our Leads administer. Tammy has worked full time for the Grayville Police Department since 2013 and handles calls ranging from police, fire and medical. Thank you for your service Tammy!

Due to a chance of severe weather today, Tuesday April 3, ,2018 Grayville Police Department will NOT run our normal monthly test of Grayville’s storm sirens. With all clear weather excepted tomorrow we will conduct April’s scheduled test at normal time. Thank for your assistance.

Grayville Police Department along with other Law Enforcement agencies will be conducting an active shooter “drill” today March 23 at Grayville Community Schools. This drill will be conducted sometime in the afternoon. ~ Chief Mann

I just want to start out by saying how truly proud I am of the support that our little town contributes to our Hometown Heroes Program! For the 6th year in a row we have been able to take 20 kids from the Grayville School District Christmas shopping! That is 120 kids in the past 6 year that have had their Christmas brightened by this wonderful program! None of this would be possible without donations made by people, businesses and organizations in our community or the time and effort put in by many people to make this program a success! First, let me thank three people from Grayville CUSD #1 that helped me in the selection of the kids this year. Thank you to Principal Melissa Crow, Staff Kim Milligan and Staff Melinda Tate for advice and help on the selection. Your help and advice is greatly appreciated! Next, thank you to my staff at Grayville Police Department and Little Wabash Fire Protection District for all the help and time you contribute. A special thanks to Tammy Downs! Tammy, you had been a BIG part in the fundraising and I’m truly thankful for your help! Also, Thank you to Commissioner Andy Brock for always funding the transportation! Finally, thanks to all the wonderful people, businesses and organizations that donate money to our program; through annual calendar sales and donations you are truly the backbone to this program that keeps it a success! Grayville, we may be small but when it comes to giving, we deliver in a big way!! Thank you and may God Bless you all!! Chief Roy Mann

Another great year for the Hoemtown Heroes Christmas Program! Again this year we were able to take 20 kids from our community schools shopping. Thank you to all who contributed, donated or put their time into this great program!!

On Dec. 13, 2017 Grayville Police Department along with several K-9 units from surrounding departments conducted a detail a Grayville High School. During the detail, K-9’s were used to conduct a sweep of the school and school grounds for any illegal drugs. One K-9 did alert on a 2008 Jeep owned by Nancy B Robinson from Carmi. Once making contact with Robinson it was found that less than 2.5grams of Cannabis along with a smoking device was recovered from the vehicle. Robinson was cited for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. No other items were found or recovered in or outside the school. I would like to thank all the participating department K-9 units that assisted today. Edwards County Sheriff Department, Mt. Carmel Police Department, Carmi Police Department and Robinson Police Department. Chief Roy Mann

Thank you very much to Kelli Leavens , owner of All Things Newborns photography, for taken time out of her busy schedule to shoot our yearly photos! You did an awesome job as always and we appreciate it greatly!!

Today at approximately 9:30 a.m. Grayville Police Department received request for assistance from Carmi Police Department and White County Sheriff Department on a pursuit being conducted by their agencies. The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed towards Grayville on IL Hwy 1. Multiple Officers from Grayville Police Department responded to the south side of I-64 on Hwy 1 to set up a road block. Spike strips were deployed and successful in flatten the suspects tires. Shortly after driving through the road block the suspect turned onto the east bound I-64 ramp where the pursuit ended. The suspect was then taken into custody. First off, I want to say how proud I am of my Officers along with the Officers from Carmi and White County Sheriff Departments. These incidents can turn into horrible situations very quickly if not handled properly. Every Officer there, done a very professional job in handling the outcome of this event. None of this would be possible without the great working relationships between our area departments. Even though I was one of them, I want to thank our local law enforcement for the job they did today and their service to the public! We are truly blessed to have you all! God Bless you ALL! Chief Roy Mann

Today for National Police Week we highlight Chief of Police Roy Mann. Chief Mann begin his law enforcement career here at the Grayville Police Department. In 2005 he successfully completed the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standard Board state test. In 2007 Chief Mann left the Grayville Police Department and went to work for the White County Sheriff's Department and also the Albion Police Department. Then in 2010 he was hired by the City of Carmi as a patrolman for the Carmi Police Department. After serving for 2 years in Carmi, he was then hired back by the City of Grayville as a patrolman. In February 2015 he was appointed Chief of Police and currently serves in that capacity.

Today, for National Police Week we highlight Officer Mike Brown. Officer Brown started his law enforcement career at West Salem Police Department were he successfully completed the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standard Board state test. Officer Brown was hired by Norris City Police Department where he worked prior to Grayville. In March of 2015 Officer Brown was hired by the City of Grayville as a full time Police Officer. After completing his 1 yr probation period he now serves as a Police Officer for the Grayville Police Department.

Today for National Police Week we highlight Officer Gilbert Santos-Astorga. Gilbert was hired on December 2015 by the Grayville Police Department. In April of 2016 Gilbert successfully completed the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard Boards state test. Since then Gilbert has completed his probation period and is currently a full time Police Officer for the City of Grayville.

With today being National Police Officers Memorial Day and this week being National Police Week I'd like to take time and remember all the men and women of law enforcement that have served, are serving, or gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving. Being a Police Officer is normally a thankless job that requires many sacrifices that are unknown to most! With that being said, each day this week I will honor one of our own here actively serving our community. First up is Officer Shannon Trusty who works part-time for the Grayville Police Department. Officer Trusty was hired in late December of 2015 and has successfully completed the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard Board test.

Weather Storm Siren Procedures: As spring thunder storm season approaches us I would like to review the following procedure for the City of Grayville Weather Storm Sirens. Once the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for the City of Grayville or surrounding area in northern White County or Southern Edwards County the Weather Storm Sirens will be activated for (1) 3 minute cycle. This means that's either a storm containing possible rotation or chance of producing a tornado is in the path of Grayville. This does not include a Tornado Watch but Warning affecting the City of Grayville. Following the first cycle if a tornado has been spotted or confirmed by Weather Spotters the Weather Storm Sirens will be activated again for (1) 3 minute cycle. At this time a tornado has been confirmed and is in the general path of Grayville or immediate surrounding area. Hopefully we wont have to utilize this procedure but if so you might have a better understanding of what each activated siren means. ~ Chief Mann

With this week being National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week I'd like to recognize Dispatcher Tammy Downs. Tammy has worked as a dispatcher for the City of Grayville for the past several years. She handles a variety of calls relating to Police, Fire and Ambulance. As with all dispatchers, they are the unseen heroes behind the scenes. Thank you Tammy and to the White County Dispatch for all you do for us! Another thank you to Edwards County Dispatch as well!