Winnebago Police Department

  • Agency: Winnebago Police Department
  • Address: 108 West Main Street, Winnebago, 61088 IL
  • Chief: Todd Stockburger (Chief of Police)
Phone: 815-335-2020
Fax: 815-415-8491

Winnebago Police Department is located at 108 West Main Street, Winnebago, 61088 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Todd Stockburger. The Winnebago Police Department phone number is 815-335-2020.

Winnebago Police Department News

Happening today, come on out and check it out!

Just a reminder: This page is not monitored 24 hours a day. We do not take complaints, requests for calls or reports through Facebook. The very dedicated dispatchers and call takers have an important job at the 9-1-1 center and they are the first step in the process of getting to an officer. If you have a non-emergency please call 815-335-2351 or from a mobile device you can click on the "Call Now" button on here and it will auto-prompt your phone to call that number. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please dial 911.

Tonight at Village Hall. Come and get involved!! See you there

We are aware of the power outage and crews are out working on getting everything restored. Not all areas of the Village of Winnebago are affected at the time.

On 10/19/2018 the Winnebago Police Department took a report from a high school student about a male driving a red car who approached her while she was out walking in the Village. This incident occurred in the area of Benton Street and Runyard Street around 4:15pm. A male, approximately 20-30 years of age, in a red car introduced himself as “Ronald” and attempted to engage the student in conversation. The student told him that she was going to continue her walk and he drove away northbound on Benton Street. The student did everything correctly and did not engage a stranger in conversation. The intent of the male is completely unknown but suspicious. Please remember to keep an eye out for suspicious activity throughout the Village and if there is ever a question you can reach out to the Winnebago Police Department. We are staffed 24/7 and are always available to you. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact Officer Haff via email at

October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States. Here are some statics about domestic violence. • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed. • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime. • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner. • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon. • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior. • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries. Not everyone seeks help when they need it, this can be for a number of reasons. There are people who can assist you in your time of need. In the Rockford area we refer individuals to Remedies Renewing Lives and they have a 24 hour hotline you can call 815-962-6102. You are not alone.

A change of our photo for Breast Cancer Awareness

Don't forget, today the the Win - Bur - Sew Fire Protection District. Open house starts at 4:30pm.

Chief Stockburger spoke to a group of 24 parishioners at Winnebago Evangelical Fellowship on Thursday, October 4, 2018. He shared information about identity theft prevention and emphasized the importance of reporting suspicious behavior to the police. He enjoyed seeing his third-grade teacher, Mrs. Bridgeland, who was in attendance. The potluck was excellent and the hospitality was second-to-none—thank you for the invitation, Trustee Vivian Gaines.

This week is Fire Prevention Week. We have a great crew over at the Win-Bur-Sew Fire Protection District. They will be hosting an open house on Wednesday October 10, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm. Top Tips for Fire Safety - Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. - Test smoke alarms every month. ... - Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year. - If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP.

Tonight Soper Street will be closed from Teal Drive to Westfield Road in the Village of Winnebago.

Possible strong storms this afternoon/evening. Plan ahead if you’re out and about.

Great tips from Illinois State Police Trooper Bryan from District 18.

We wanted to say a big THANK YOU, to all the residents who were a part of this! One of the many things enjoyable about working for the Village of Winnebago is the community and the overwhelming support we receive from all of you every single day. There is nothing but hometown pride when it comes to Winnebago, and we are proud to serve you! We also wanted to make sure that we note our appreciation to resident Stephanie King for spearheading this. Your dedication to this community is truly inspiring.

Congratulations to Captain Carl Heintz of the Illinois State Police! He was recently promoted from Lieutenant and serves as the District Commander for Illinois State Police District 16 Pecatonica. As noted by his department, he has many accolades and continues to serve with pride and distinction. Captain Heintz is also a graduate from Winnebago High School class of 1988, where he graduated with Chief Stockburger. It’s great to see so many people with ties to the Village of Winnebago doing so many great things.

Officers Nylund and Smith keeping an eye on things at Winnebago High School’s homecoming dance tonight.

Today members of our department along with Sheriff Winnebago County and Cherry Valley Police will assist in funeral details for Michael Paslay. Paslay was once the Chief of Police for the Village of Winnebago, a part time officer in Cherry Valley and retired as a Senior Deputy for the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police. He touched many lives throughout his career and for the years after. In the last week we have heard many stories in celebration of his life. Rest easy sir.

Warrant Wednesday

UPDATE: water has receded and the roadway is clear. Elida Street between Runyard and School Streets is flooded at the moment and the street is being blocked off. All other north and south streets are clear of any obstruction. Please modify your route. Through the Village.

Please remember to celebrate Labor Day responsibly this weekend. #drivesober or #getpulledover