Fulton Police Department

  • Agency: Fulton Police Department
  • Address: 415 11th Ave, Fulton, 61252 IL
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Fulton Police Department is located at 415 11th Ave, Fulton, 61252 IL. The Fulton Police Department phone number is 815-589-3617.

Fulton Police Department News

The Fulton Police Department was pleased to find out that we could work in conjunction with Western Illinois University to begin a police internship program for graduating seniors. Our intern is Jacob Willging and he is a 2014 graduate of Fulton High School. He also is a graduate from Clinton Community College where he received an Associates Degree of Applied Science. Jacob will be a graduate of Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration with a minor in Homeland Security once he completes his 11 week internship.

Staff from the River Bend School District recently went through training in Run, Hide, Fight when dealing with active shooters. Today, they got to experience and be a part of realistic scenarios. The training was put on by members of the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency out of Clinton, Iowa and we greatly appreciate them for doing so. Members of the Fulton Police Department were also present to assist in the training, as well as Sergeant Kris Schmidt with the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office and Chief Wyatt Heyvaert with the Albany Police Department.

We would like to thank Mrs. Catlin and her 2nd grade class from Unity Christian School for coming to the police department today for a visit. The 2nd graders wrote heart warming letters of appreciation to all of us here and even prayed for Chief Bartels before leaving. We have all of your letters hanging on our board in our officers lounge for us to enjoy! With that said, all of us here at the Fulton Police Department greatly appreciate everyone of you!.

The Fulton Police Department is looking for information involving a Hit and Run Accident that happened on 03/11/18 between the hours of 315pm & 515pm, In front of Manny's Too, on the north side of the road. Anyone that has information in regards to this accident can call the Fulton Police Department at 815-589-3617. Thank you for your assistance in continuing to keep Fulton a great community.

For some reason the live video would not post, but lucky we were able to record it this way and post it here! Congratulations to all the winners and we will be in touch shortly with what you have to do. Also thanks again to everyone who bought tickets and has supported this program to make it become a reality!


IL. 84 to Be Closed Next Week February 22, 2018 Submitted by IDOT The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Illinois 84, just south of U.S. 30, will be closed to all through traffic from Tuesday, Feb. 27, through Friday, March 2. The closure will allow the Union Pacific Railroad to perform maintenance to their at-grade crossing located in the area commonly known as "East Clinton:" Traffic can get by using U.S. 30, Dakin Road and Ward Road. Drivers are asked to be alert for the road closure and use alternate roadways when traveling in this area. Please reduce speed and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones

The below message was released by Superintendent Darryl Hogue (River Bend CUSD #2) in regards to an incident that was brought to their attention today at the high school. The Fulton Police Department worked in conjunction with the high school administrators in regards to a message that was found drawn on a lunch table inside the high school cafeteria. After talking to the person who was responsible for writing/drawing the message, it was agreed upon that the message was deemed not to be a credible threat. With that said, the Fulton Police Department will be forwarding a report to the Whiteside County Juvenile State's Attorney's Office for further review. Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students, Today we were made aware of a situation by a group of high school students. The students pointed out an image of a gun drawn on a school lunch table with the words "Do not come to school March 5th." Fulton High School administrators were able to determine the identify of the person who wrote the message and worked with the Fulton Police Department to determine this was not a credible threat The safety of students and staff is always our top priority. River Bend Schools and the Fulton Police Department will continue to work together to make sure precautionary measures are taken to ensure safety. We will provide further updates if more become available. Sincerely, Darryl Hogue, Supt. River Bend CUSD #2

On Sunday 2-18 at approximately 6:55 pm, The on duty officer located a small black and white Boston Terrier that had been struck in the roadway. This dog was located on 4th St near 31st Ave. The dog appearing in pain and bleeding was transported to a local veterinary clinic in Clinton for treatment. Please contact the Fulton Police Department if this is your dog.

ACTIVITY LOG FOR 01/29/18-02/04/18: Calls for service-69 Traffic stops-29 Written Warnings Issued-16 State Citations Issued-12 City Ordinance Violations Issued-3 Assist Whiteside County-3 Assist Fulton Fire-2 Accident Investigations-1 Arrests for Driving While License Suspended-2 Arrests for Driving While License Revoked-1 Arrests for Possession of Stolen Vehicle-1 Arrests for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-4 Arrests for Possession of Controlled Substance-1 Arrests for Possession of Methamphetamine-4 Arrests for Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine-1 Arrests for Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine-1 Arrests for Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance-1 Warrant Arrests-3

This is a reminder that there is a ordinance in the City of Fulton that states "NO MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL BE PARKED CONTINUOUSLY IN ONE PLACE ON ANY STREET OR AVENUE OF THE CITY FOR MORE THAN 72 HOURS". (CHAPTER 72, SCHEDULE 11 (E)). With all of the snow we have received in the past few days,the Fulton Police Department WILL be enforcing this ordinance. Please share this post with everyone so we can SPREAD THE WORD! Thanks for your cooperation!

From our family to yours, the Fulton Police Department would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holidays!!!

REMINDER: The Fulton Police Department Gun Raffle is up and running. You can get your tickets at the Fulton Police Department, from any one of the Fulton Police Officers or at Farro's Lead Farm. Tickets are $20 each and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. All proceeds go towards the Fulton Police Department K-9 Program. Thank you for the support!

On 12/14/17, Fulton Police made a traffic stop on a 2010 Toyota Camry for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle, Samone L. Colley (Hage) age 29 of Savanna, Il was subsequently arrested for the following violations: CT 1 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE W/INTENT TO DELIVER <15g -Class 1 Felony CT 2 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE W/INTENT TO DELIVER 1-15 g cocaine -Class 1 Felony CT 3 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE 5-15 g- Class 2 Felony CT 4 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION CANNABIS W/INTENT TO DELIVER 10-30 g-Class 4 Felony CT 5 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE <15 g cocaine -Class 4 Felony CT 6 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 6 pills dextroamphetamine -Class 4 Felony CT 7 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2 pills alprazolam -Class 4 Felony CT 8 - POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA-Class A Misdemeanor CT 9 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CANNABIS 10-30 g-Class B Misdemeanor Colley’s initial bond was set at $75,000.00 10%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 8th, 2018. This incident remains under investigation by the Fulton Police Department.

Last night at the City of Fulton council meeting, Jim Rhoades was recognized for his 33 years in law enforcement. Some of you may or may not know, but Jim retired last month after being the Chief of Police for the City of Fulton since January 2001. All of us here at the police department would like to congratulate him on his retirement and wish him the best of luck on all of his future endeavors. With that said, I thought it would be fitting to share some of the things that he accomplished over his career. 1980 - First departments certified Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance (EMT-A) 1983 - Departments first certified PR-24 Side-handle Baton Instructor 1990 - First certified D.A.R.E. Officer 1994 - Departments first certified Field Training Officer (FTO) 2001 - Assisted in organizing the Gateway Area Police Administrators (GAPA) group comprised of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, the Camanche, Dewitt and Clinton, Iowa agencies and the Fulton Police Department. Implemented the departments first Emergency Response Team with all officers trained in Rapid Response. 2002 - Assisted in facilitating the Gateway Area HEAT team. A multi-jurisdictional tactical team made up of officers from all the GAPA members agencies. 2004 - Implemented the first Police Bike Patrol program for the department. 2009 - Certified Chief Executive Officer training through the National center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia Memberships: Professional memberships with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, National Tactical Officers Association, Illinois Association of Tactical Officers Association and the Quad-Cities Council of Police Chiefs. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT!

To: Press Release From: Lt. Donnie Pridemore Date: 11/28/17 Re: Narcotics/Firearms Arrest ___________________________________________________ On 11/27/17, Fulton Police made a traffic stop on a 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle, Kimberly A. Lane of Savanna, Il was subsequently arrested for the following violations: COUNT 1 - POSSESSION OF A WEAPON BY A FELON COUNT 2 - POSSESSION OF A WEAPON BY A FELON COUNT 3 - POSSESSION OF A WEAPON BY A FELON COUNT 4 - UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE Lane’s bond was set at $50,000.00 10%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 12/11/17 at 1:30pm. This incident remains under investigation by the Fulton Police Department.

As today (Thanksgiving Eve) being one of the most traveled days of the year, We would like to remind everyone to drive careful so you can arrive at your destination safely. Here are a few safety tips to remember as you travel... *Don't speed *Avoid distractions (cell phone / texting) *Don't drive drowsy *Don't drive drunk *Wear your seat belt *Don't follow too closely *watch out for "the other guy" *Keep your vehicle safe With all that said, enjoy your time with family and friends.

Press Release 11/16/17

Deputy Rollie Elder with the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office and his partner Nicom visited the Fulton Elementary School today to put on a K9 demonstration for the students. Deputy Elder has been a K9 handler for the Sheriff's Office since 2012. His partner Nicom is a 5 year old German Shepard. The kids loved the demonstration and of course had many questions, which we love to see! The Fulton Police Department would like to thank Deputy Elder and Nicom for coming today

The Fulton Police Department recently purchased new external vest carriers for officers to wear while on duty, which were purchased from our police endowment fund. There has been a recent trend among many police departments with implementing these external vest carriers. Even though each departments needs are different, there are many advantages of switching to, or allowing outer vest carrier systems. We chose to change over to the external vest carrier, not only because they still look professional, but for many reasons. A big reason and advantage as to why we changed was to lighten the load of our duty belt. Our vest carriers include attachments that allow us to hold our radio, flashlight, handcuffs, and magazines. From having this equipment on our vest, it not only helps with having easier access to the equipment, but it also helps with weight distribution. Any officer you talk to will tell you that by taking these items from off of a fully loaded duty belt is a tremendous amount of relief because we are taking a few pounds off of our waists. Many officers deal with lower back and hip pain issues from wearing a fully loaded duty belt over the years, so this vest carrier is a way to help alleviate that problem. Another reason and advantage is comfort. Because the vest is worn outside of the uniform, it becomes easier to adjust throughout an officer’s tour of duty. We can work in areas that are particularly hot, but deemed secure, and remove the vest to provide relief. We agreed upon and decided that the advantages and options provided by wearing an external vest carrier were simply too great to ignore. The attached pictures are of Officer Wherry displaying his new vests. Lieutenant Donnie Pridemore.

The boil order in Fulton for residents in 15th Avenue area has been lifted.

For at least the next 3 hours the water, from 15th Ave to the south, will be shut off for a water main break. There is also a BOIL ORDER currently in effect for at least next 24 hours. Thank you for your patience as City Crews are working to fix the problem.

The City of Fulton will have Trick-Or-Treating on October 31st from 6pm-8pm. Remember to be safe and have a GREAT time!