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Decatur Illinois Police Station Address: 707 W South Side Dr, Decatur, IL 62521, United States


2 days ago
Press Release:

May 22, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Look, Stop & Lock” Calls Upon Public to Help Prevent Property Crime

Decatur, Illinois – Preventing crime can be as easy as locking… https://t.co/Tr7Rhut6so

6 days ago
The Decatur Police Department has responded to several thefts and robberies the last few weeks in regards to meeting prospective buyers from on-line sales such as craigslist and facebook. We… https://t.co/tcmfDOnzwO

1 week ago
Press Release – 05/17/2018

On 05/16/18, at approximately 1358 hours, members of the Decatur Police Department / Macon County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Team, which are assigned to the… https://t.co/fbAtALzmo7

1 week ago
The Decatur Police Dept and the Macon County Sheriff’s Dept are looking for a suspect who fled from a vehicle on a traffic stop near the rest area of I-72 and the Argenta exit. The suspect… https://t.co/GAUiqLyJ3x

3 weeks ago
Officers of the Decatur Police Department responded to a Bank Robbery at First Mid Illinois Bank, 3100 N. Water this morning at around 8:05 AM. At around 8:35 AM the suspect was taken into… https://t.co/7oern9Elra

3 weeks ago
This Wednesday, May 2, the Law Enforcement United bike ride will travel across Macon… https://t.co/noxn3Mb4Fw

Decatur Police Department

Chief of Police James Getz

The Decatur Police Department has 164 sworn officers, and is structured into 3 Divisions

Patrol Division:
Police Patrol Officers
Master Patrol Officers
Field Training Officers
K9 Officers
Fatal Accident Investigations Team
Bike Officers

Investigation Division:

Adult Investigations Bureau
Juvenile Investigations Bureau
Street Crimes Unit
Police School Liaisons

Professional Standards Division:

Training
Recruiting
Crime Stoppers/Crime Prevention
Evidence
Grants

The Department also has a civilian Dispatch Center and a civilian Crime Analysis Unit

Decatur Police Department

Decatur Police Department added 2 new photos.2 days ago

Press Release:

May 22, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Look, Stop & Lock” Calls Upon Public to Help Prevent Property Crime

Decatur, Illinois – Preventing crime can be as easy as locking your door. To help with this effort, several organizations have partnered together to create a simple and fun reminder for residents to protect their homes and cars. The “Look, Stop, & Lock” campaign is a collaborative effort between Decatur Police Department, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Children’s Museum of Illinois and Limitless Decatur & Macon County.

“Over 80% of all auto break-ins were to vehicles with unlocked doors,” said Shane Brandel, Deputy Chief of Police, Decatur Police Department citing 2017 department statistics. “The logic of leaving a car unlocked to avoid smashed windows simply doesn’t work. Thieves are often juveniles looking for opportunities to take something that’s easy, like items sitting in an unlocked car. Many of these crimes can be prevented by simply locking your doors.”

According to Decatur Police Department statistics, in 2017 over 36% of all home break-ins were to homes with unlocked doors. Open garages and sheds are particularly vulnerable.

Operations Lieutenant for the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Tony Brown, was a victim of property crime last month when his gym bag was stolen from his car, which was unlocked. “I went inside my house before taking time to lock my car,” says Brown. “Decatur police officers on patrol in the area, recovered my abandoned bag nearby and returned it before I even knew it had been taken. Nobody is exempt from theft.”

Changing habits in adults is difficult, so campaign organizers are taking a different approach and are enlisting children to help prevent property crime. With the opening of Heroes Hall at the Children’s Museum of Illinois slated to open in July, Executive Director Amber Kaylor was happy to join the effort.
“Sharing the message of ‘Look, Stop & Lock’ demonstrates the connection that an organization like the Museum can create between children, parents, and local law enforcement,” she said. “Working together, no matter your age, we can make a significant impact on the quality of life in our community by reducing property crime.”

Thousands of sticker informational sheets were distributed to Kindergarten through sixth-grade students at Decatur Public Schools last week and local officers will have “Look, Stop & Lock” sticker sheets on hand when visiting with kids throughout the summer.

Funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation in partnership with Limitless Decatur & Macon County, “Look, Stop & Lock” is a two-year campaign concentrating on the highest crime months during the summer and the Christmas season. To learn more about the campaign or order stickers for your organization, visit www.LimitlessDecatur.com/LookStopAndLock.

Contacts:

Shane Brandel, Deputy Chief of Police
Decatur Police Department
PH: 217-424-2740

Antonio Brown, Operations Lieutenant
Macon County Sheriff’s Office
PH: 217-424-0867

Amber Kaylor, Executive Director
Children’s Museum of Illinois
PH: 217-423-5437

Nicole Bateman,
Community Marketing Manager
Decatur & Macon County
PH: 217-422-9520

Decatur Police Department

Decatur Police Department6 days ago

The Decatur Police Department has responded to several thefts and robberies the last few weeks in regards to meeting prospective buyers from on-line sales such as craigslist and facebook. We are asking that you use the commerce area located at the Decatur Police Department or at another location which is heavily populated and recorded. If the buyer is not willing to meet at your location of choice chances are much higher they are trying to rob or steal from you. Have a great weekend. Chief Getz

Decatur Police Department

Decatur Police Department1 week ago

Press Release – 05/17/2018

On 05/16/18, at approximately 1358 hours, members of the Decatur Police Department / Macon County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Team, which are assigned to the Decatur Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit, stopped a vehicle in the vicinity of the 152-westbound mile marker off of I72. During the traffic stop, contact was made with the driver (in his 30’s) and sole occupant of the vehicle. Another Interdiction Detective responded with their K-9 partner and conducted a free air sniff around this vehicle, upon which the K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal drug odors emanating from the vehicle.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, Detectives located a concealed compartment which contained 2 packages, the total of which was later discovered to be approximately 2,596 grams of field tested positive cocaine. While attempting to arrest the driver following the discovery of the packages in the concealed compartment, he ran from Interdiction Detectives and fled into a wooded area.

Following the response from other Decatur Police Officers / Detectives, Macon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies / Detectives, Illinois State Police Troopers, Illinois Conservation Officers and an agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the subject was apprehended near the area of Parr / Klamath Roads southeast of Argenta, IL. He was taken into custody at approximately 1740 hours on 5/16/2018.

The arrested received some minor injuries due to fleeing from Detectives through densely wooded areas. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for these minor injuries, as well as symptoms of apparent heat exposure. The individual faces arrest for Manufacture / Delivery of Cocaine Over 900 grams. The street sell value of this cocaine is approximately $259,600.00.

The Decatur Police Department and Macon County Sheriffs Office thanks the additional above listed agencies and area residents for their assistance in ensuring the apprehension of the driver.

Decatur Police Department

Decatur Police Department1 week ago

UPDATE: The suspect was apprehended. Thank you to all of the agencies and citizens who helped capture this suspect!

The Decatur Police Dept and the Macon County Sheriff’s Dept are looking for a suspect who fled from a vehicle on a traffic stop near the rest area of I-72 and the Argenta exit. The suspect is a black male, app. 25-27 years of age, 5’10”, 170 pounds, mutliple tattoos, white shirt, and blue jeans. If you have any information or see the suspect, call the Decatur Police Dept at 424-2711.

Decatur Police Department

Decatur Police Department3 weeks ago

Officers of the Decatur Police Department responded to a Bank Robbery at First Mid Illinois Bank, 3100 N. Water this morning at around 8:05 AM. At around 8:35 AM the suspect was taken into custody at a nearby hotel located in the 3000 block of N. Water. There were no injuries to anyone involved in this inicident. Great Job to the Officers and the Employees of the bank! Chief Getz

Decatur Police Department

Decatur Police Department3 weeks ago

Congratulations to the newest officers who graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Training on April 12, 2018 from the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center.