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The Lincoln Police Department would like to warn our citizens of a potential IRS scam.  The scam is initiated by a telephone call from the telephone number (202)864-1346.  The "IRS Agent" informs the victim that there is a lawsuit against them and they need to contact them as they owe the IRS money and request a credit card or ask the victim to send money via other means.

 
There is another similar scam where they call informing the called party that they have won an award and have to call a specific number back.  When you call back they require you to send a fee to obtain your award.
 

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:

  1. If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue – if there really is such an issue.
  2. If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.
  3. You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
 

To request information from the Lincoln Police Department please fill out and sign the Freedom of Information Act form below and send to the Lincoln Police Department at 911 Pekin St, Lincoln, IL, 62656, or fax to 217-732-4589.

 

Some records are, however, not subject to release via the FOIA process. These types of records are described under 5 ILCS 140, Sections 2.15, 7, and 7.5. Some records may also be subject to provisions imposed by other state statutes. The FOIA process for disclosure of information does not supersede other applicable statutory and judicial mandates.

 

Please note that the Lincoln Police Department will redact private information from reports at per Illinois State Statue: 

"Private information" means unique identifiers, including a person's social security number, driver's license number, employee identification number, biometric identifiers, personal financial information, passwords or other access codes, medical records, home or personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses. Private information also includes home address and personal license plates, except as otherwise provided by law or when compiled without possibility of attribution to any person.

 

Crash Reports: The Lincoln Police Department does not store accident/crash information.  We use a commercial program, Appriss, that we submit the information to and they in turn handle requests for crash reports and submit the information to the State of Illinois. If you need an accident/crash report please direct your request to Buycrash.com.  Please note there is a charge for full reports, however the "Driver's Information Exchange" is free to those involved in the accident.  Please click the button at the upper right: "Full Report" to change to the "Driver's Information Exchange Report Search".

 

Illinois Freedom of Information Act

 

pdfLincoln Police Freedom of Information Act Form

 

Illinois Attorney General's Office

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Missing Child Alerts

The Lincoln Police Department has partnered with A Child Is Missing program.  This system utilizes home phone numbers, cell phone numbers, email addresses, and even Facebook updates.  The program works best if you signup online with their website for alerts.  Your information is kept private and is only used for alerts.

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BuyCrash.com

The Lincoln Police Department now utilizes Appriss for collecting traffic crash information and submitting to the State of Illinois. Appriss provides BuyCrash.com for those involved with the crash to receive copies of reports.

Please visit BuyCrash.com if you need a copy of your accident report.

Freedom of Information Act

The Lincoln Police Department reponds to all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  In doing so we retain the right under Illinois State Law to maintain the privacy of individuals.  

For more information click here.

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Lincoln Police Department

911 Pekin St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
ph 217.732.2151 fax 217.732.4589